*sings* I’m trying to make some 😀
Yep, that is what I have been doing this week! But not with needles. Nope. This is much more fun. I have been using one of THESE – a sock loom. There is a video about half way down the page, if you want to see how it ‘works’.
A few years ago I made my mum a pair of socks using a normal round loom, when she had terrible lymphodema in her legs. I couldn’t find much info out there on just how to go about it, so I kind of made it up as I went along, adapting my meagre knowledge of short rows to create a heel. I was really surprised at how well they turned out actually.
So, when I stumbled across the sock loom, I decided to get one. It cost almost as much as my pack of 4 round looms cost me, which is a bit shocking really. An ebay search brings up non-branded versions for as little as 2 quid but only in one size. As my family has feet bigger than the non-branded ones were suitable for, I had to buy the Prym one. However……..I am so far totally unconvinced about the sizing issue. It is in regard to width, not length as the size chart on the Prym loom indicates, and the length of the sock depends on how many rows you knit PLUS – the instructions that come with the loom are dreadful. Really.
So, I hit Google and You Tube and found very little indeed on the art of using this loom to make socks. You see, it has markers on it, unlike the round looms, which could be confusing.
Sooooo, I have decided that IF this sock turns out ok, I am going to do a proper tutorial on them. Because by the time I had figured out and mastered the ‘turning of the heel’, my brain felt like it had been mangled, my fingers were sore, and my nerves were more than a little frazzled. Simpler instructions, and better pictures would have made things SO much easier. And judging by how many hits I get from Google each week on my other loom knitting post from wayyy back, I figure there are other people looking for info too.
Anyways…..here’s some pics of the most fantabulous sock in the world at this present moment in time 😀 What do you guys think?