My new slippers made on a 24 peg loom

1) We had a GREAT time on Thursday learning how to make socks!  BIG thanks to Ann for being such a wonderful teacher!!!! As promised, here are the instructions to help refresh your memory…have fun!!!

When making socks with our Knifty Knitter looms, they do come out bulkier, so think of it as more of a slipper. 🙂

Items needed are:
~ small size loom
~ pick
~ needle
~ two skeins of worsted yarn

Let’s get started!
FIRST ~ wrap and knit about 10 rows, just like you would for a hat. Then fold over and make a “brim”. This will serve as your cuff.  If you would like, purl the next row to help the ankle portion be a little more snug fitting.
~ wrap and knit 5-10 rows for the ankle portion. (totally up to your preference there).
~ for the heel portion, wrap pegs 1 through 12 only. Knit them over and repeat for a total of 4 times back and forth.
~ With the tail of your yarn at peg 1, move the loop on peg #12 over to peg #11…do not knit over.
~ Wrap from peg #1 to peg #11 and knit over. At peg #11, knit over all the “bottom” yarn as if it were one wrap.
~ With the tail of yarn @ peg #11, move the loop on peg #1 over to peg #2…do not knit over.
~ Wrap from peg #2 to peg #11 and knit over. At peg #2, knit over all the “bottom” yarn as if it were one wrap.
~ Repeat this until you have 3 empty pegs on each side.


~ Now reach inside loom and place loops on the three empty pegs AND one peg on each side of the three empty ones.
~ Wrap, as usual all the way around. Knit over all the wraps, including the ones that are doubled.
~ Continue to the desired length for the rest of the foot and take off just like a hat.
~ Tuck knotted ends  in.

2) Even though I can knit comfortably with needles, I still like to knit loom projects. They are super-fast, sort of like a manual knitting machine. Knitting on looms preceeded needle knitting, and the result is essentially the same. Think of a knitting loom, or knitting frame, as a needle cut into pieces.

In a couple of hours, I whipped up these slipper socks. I designed the pattern myself, roughly adapting from traditional needle patterns. The result is more of a slipper than a sock, because with these looms, you must use bulky yarns. However, there are other looms out there that are capable of knitting sock weight yarns

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