Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with Over 50 Fun Projects

Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with Over 50 Fun Projects

by Isela Phelps




Socks are fun and easy projects to loom knit. In just a few hours you can create fabulous socks in every color, texture. and style imaginable! From thick socks for cold winters, to breathable sports socks for active knitters, this book can help you knit unique designs for all occasions.

Another book in the popular loom knitting series by Isela Phelps, this comprehensive book reveals everything you need to know to loom knit socks. There are 50 projects for no-needle knitting—-from colorful baby booties to beaded sophisticated numbers.

As with the previous books, all the basics are covered in the comprehensive illustrated introductory chapter, so anyone, even a beginning loomer, is able to follow along. If this is your first time knitting a sock, turn to Socks 101 and make the class sock. It's easy and fast and only takes a few hours to master the technique. Move on to Sock Anatomy to learn about the different areas of the sock, the order in which they get knitted—-toe up or toe down and what those terms mean. For experienced loomers wanting to learn more tricks of the trade there's invaluable advice in the book, everything from recommended yarns and sock sizes, to looming techniques and troubleshooting is covered.

The 50 patterns in the book are divided into seven categories: Simple Socks, Textured Socks, Colorwork Socks, Fancy Cables and Beads Socks, Lace Socks, Kids Socks, and even Footsies—describing other foot coverings that can be used for pedicures and yoga class. You are sure to find socks that appeals to family members and friends. So grab your loom and sock it to them!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312589981
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Series: No-Needle Knits
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.72(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

ISELA PHELPS is the author of the bestseller Loom Knitting Primer and Loom Knitting Pattern Book. She is an active member of the online knitting community, where she promotes loom knitting as an alternative to needle knitting. She also serves as an editor and publisher of Loom Knitters Circle, an online magazine for loom knitters. Isela has been loom knitting for seven years and is considered one of the top loom knitting experts in the US. She lives in Cache Valley, Utah with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials and tools 8

Using the loom 10

Color and design 18

Sock 101 24

Designing your own socks 30

Fixing mistakes 32

Part I Simple Socks 34

Single rib socks 36

Ribbed socks 38

Classic men's socks 40

ShaSha socks 42

Part II Textured Socks 44

Gubby socks 46

Borderline socks 48

Robin's brocade socks 50

Seeded rib socks 52

Garter stitch 54

Baskets 56

Spiraling tubes 58

Moss stitch 60

Seascape melody 61

Slouch socks 62

Part III Colorwork Socks 64

Snow 66

Golden heels and toes 68

Horizontal striped socks 70

Bloom for Bethany 72

Tennis socks 74

Ropes 76

Part IV Fancy: Cables & Beads 78

Aran socks 80

Braid cable socks 82

Twists and bricks 84

Clustered cables 85

Cascading socks 86

Snaking socks 88

Trellis 90

Hourglass socks 92

Starry night socks 94

Beaded peaks 96

Waves 98

Part V Lace Socks 100

Ladder lace 102

Garden 104

Marbled socks 106

Little wisps of wheat 108

Lazaro shells 110

Part VI Footsies & Other 112

Cherlooms pedi socks 114

Pedi socks 116

Early dawn yoga socks 118

Pink hottie sandal socklets 120

House socks 122

Part VII Kids' socks 126

Corazonitos (little hearts) 128

Dress socks-for child 130

Cuff-down baby socks 132

Beaded flowers child socks 134

Woven child's sock 136

Fluttering socks 138

Abbreviations 140

Resources 141

Index 142

Acknowledgements 144

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Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with over 50 Fun Projects 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
polkadotcreations on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book has a comprehensive introduction section that goes into detail about stitches, yarns, and the anatomy of socks. There is a nice variety of projects, several of which I found appealing, but I'm afraid I couldn't try any of them, because I don't have a loom with the appropriate number of pegs in the appropriate gauge.I recommend this book if you already have an EFG Wonder Sock Loom, or a nice variety of 60-70-peg EFG looms, but anyone else, be warned that you will have go loom-shopping before you can do any of the projects!
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