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Lionbrand.com has wonderful sock knitting patterns. I have been using them for years. I get them at JoAnn's craft store.
By Maya from CA
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Does anyone know where I can find or buy a book on loom knitting called "I Taught Myself to Loom Knit" by Boyle? Or where to buy a loom knitting book on making socks, with easy instructions?
By Linda from Brighton, MI
Here are some loom knitting books for sale at Amazon.
Linda, I think the book you want is by Leisure Arts #5250 "I cant Believe I`m Loom Knitting". They do have it listed on Amazon I never have purchased anything from Amazon but you can look at the picture of the book. Good Luck.
You can find lots of loom knitting patterns at www.knittingpatterncentral.com
Or just Google "loom knitting" and you'll get sites that have loom knitting patterns
The internet is wonderful for getting free patterns for crochet and knitting. You should also try youtube.com
Just type in loom knitting and you'll see videos of people showing you how to loom knit.
Would anyone who is a knitter, have any suggestions for knitting socks; books, tips or patterns. I have recently started to get back into knitting, it has been a few years, and through several moves have lost most of my knitting patterns. I am most interested in Knitting a beginners socks. Years ago, I knitted my boys socks, over 20 years have since past. I would greatly appreciated if anyone had some good suggestions on books or even patterns that I could try.
there are alot of free knitting patterns online for socks. Just google knit sock patterns and you will be surprised!! Also a good free knitting mag on line is Knitty, they have alot of different patterns and an archive. This is a wonderful site. Good Luck and email me if you like at
patricia_sartin AT yahoo.com
http://www.royea.net/sock.html is an excellent site. Hope this helps.
Thank you gardenway for the infomation you provided to my request about knitting. I will go to the site, and again I appreciate your response.
Take Good Care,
I have been looking all over for a free monkey sock pattern. I find patterns for the monkey sock that is a toy, but that is not what I am looking for. It is a pattern for an adult sock that is called a monkey sock.
- 1 pair of knee length socks
- Polyester toy stuffing
- Needle or sewing machine
- Thread (coordinate with the sock color)
- Fabric marking pen
- Buttons (if the monkey is for a young child, consider using embroidery thread)
1. Lay one inside out sock with the heel out flat and facing down. Find the center line of the foot from the toe to about an inch from the heel and mark it. Beginning at the toe, sew a seam 1/4" from the center line up the foot and then back down the other side. Carefully cut up the center line, creating the legs.
2. Turn sock right-side out and stuff the entire sock. Use needle and thread to sew around the neck area. Slightly cinch together to create a neck. Finish stuffing the head and sew the top together.
3. Using the second sock cut out pieces for the arms, mouth, tail and ears. The upper part can be cut into to pieces, seamed and stuffed to form the arms. The mouth is created by cutting off the heel and whip-stitching to the face while adding stuffing for shape. The tail is formed from a 1 inch strip with a rounded end. Seam the edges together and stuff. Cut 4 small ear shapes from the remainder of the sock, seam and stuff.
4. Attach the arms, tail and ears to the body. Sew on buttons for the eyes. Because small buttons can be a choking hazard for little children, consider using embroidery thread to stitch eyes when the toy is for a child under the age of 3. A smile can also be embroidered on the mouth.
5. A small hat can be made for the monkey using the toe of the second sock. Simply roll up the cut edge to create a small brim and tack to the monkey's head using a few small stitches.
I am looking for a knitting pattern for socks called monkey socks. Not the doll you make out of socks but socks to wear.
JoAnn from Rollingdam, New Brunswick
Basically you need to find the yarns first. I think the speckled gray yarn is called ragg yarn. Then you need some red. After than, google free basic sock patterns and you will find one you can use.
I am knitting a basic sock pattern. The cuff, sock body, heel flap, and the heel shape have all been successfully completed ending with a completed row of knitted stitches. Therefore the yarn is on the right side of the heel flap. The next section is to make and shape the instep. This is where I find a problem.
The pattern reads:
Put the instep stitches onto one needle. 1st needle: with right side of work facing, using another needle and being careful to pick up the front loop of each pick up loops along the left hand side of heel flap. Using the needle with the heel sts. and knitting these loops as sts. K5 K2tog. K6 K2tog. K5. 2nd needle: knit. 3rd needle: Pick up and knit along picked up sts. on right edge of heel flap. K5 K2tog. K6 K2tog. K5. Knit 9 sts. from first needle.
This is the section I'm baffled with. None of it makes sense to me.
I have two needles with sts. on them. The sock body (leg) has had all those stitches put onto one needle (instep sts). The heel stitches are on the second needle. I don't understand how to proceed to pick up the left heel flap stitches if my yarn lead is on the right hand side. The instructions instruct that there should be stitches on three needles, but at this point I only have stitches on two needles.
I hope there is some simple explanation for my errors. Any help would be welcome.
By C. Morin