Lionbrand.com has wonderful sock knitting patterns. I have been using them for years. I get them at JoAnn's craft store.
By Maya Lee 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 Delcamp 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.
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
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.
There is a great free pattern at www.cleckheaton.biz I have knitted my husband 3 pairs using the free sock pattern off there. They have been the first ones I have ever done. Found the pattern very easy to follow.
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.
Chelsea gave me a site to go to and I found exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, Chelsea
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.
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
You made the cuff, then you make the heel. Next is the instep. This is a side triangular piece needed on either side of the garment. The base of the triangle is attached to the heel flap