I love looming socks. I’m using the Bufanda 22 peg (smallest size) blue round loom. I prefer the round loom to doing it in the rake style on a long loom, or the sock loom, which I swear, is cursed.
What you need
Yarn, knitting tool, small knitting loom (I used a 22 pegs) in the round, tapestry needle.
Stitches and stuff
All knits are e-wrap knits. Purl stitch. Gather bind off.
Let’s do it
First you want to make a brim
E-wrap cast on
Knit 10 rows in e-wrap knit and then fold it up to make a brim, so the sock doesn’t roll.
The loom is set up and cast on. I put markers (spare pieces of yarn) every 4 pegs, for the ankle portion.
The first 10 rows are knit, to make a brim, reach down with your knitting tool and pull up the stitches from cast on and place on each peg.
Knit over all the pegs, securing the brim.
I put markers on this for a reason. For 40 rows, purl 3, knit 1. Repeat until back at your starting point.
This is what the stitch looks like. I am using a heavier yarn. The thinner the yarn, the more of a pattern you’ll make.
This is where things can get tricky. It’s done in short rows. E-wrap knit from peg 1-12 3 times. Then, at each end, take the yarn on it on the peg beside it (for the yarn on peg 1, it goes to peg 2, for the yarn on peg 12, it goes to peg 11) and knit over.
Then you e-wrap knit back and forth 3 times. Decrease again, peg 2 goes to peg 3, knit over, and peg 11 goes to peg 10, knit over. E-wrap knit 3 rows.
Next, put peg 3 on peg for, knit over, peg 10 on peg 9, knit over. Knit 3 rows, and then the heal is done.
Peg 11 with the loop from peg 12 on it.
The hard part of the heal
Like the brim, reach down with the knitting tool and pull up the loops from the end of the ankle section.
You will have 3 empty pegs on each side, put a loop on each peg, and then pegs 4, 5, 7 and 8. Knit over.
Now the heal is done.
Knit one row
Purl one row.
This is called the garter stitch and it looks like the image below
Continue with the garter stitch until the foot is the size you want it to be, then cast off using the bind of cast off.
For me, 40 rows in garter stitch made socks that fit womens size 8-10 really well.
The finished product