Let’s get this rolling with stage one. First, please comment under this blogpost and let me know which knitting loom you will be using along with the thickness of yarn that you will be using for your project. I especially need to know if you are using another loom other than the AllnOne.
Remember: we will be doing the Double Woven Socks.
Get your pattern, printed out and add a few pages of clean paper, just to write down some notes.
What you will need:
Loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom or the Sock Loom
Yarn: If using the All-n-One Knitting Loom, you will need 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. If using the Sock Loom, I recommend obtaining about 350 yards of fingering weight sock yarn.
Tools: tapestry needle, 2 double pointed knitting needles in a either a size 8 (if using worsted weight yarn) or a size 2 (if using fingering weight yarn).
DAY 1 of Loom-a-Long: SWATCH
Cast on 24 pegs if using the AllnOne, 34 pegs if using the sock loom, on your knitting loom, join to work in the round.
Work a tube that is about 4 inches long: use the Knit stitch–you may use the Flat Stitch.
Bind it off. Block it lightly.
Now, let’s measure for gauge/tension.
Gauge/tension refers to the number of stitches and rows per inch in your sample swatch.
Measuring your Swatch:
Set it flat on a smooth, hard surface. Lay a ruler horizontal across the the center of the swatch and count the number of stitches in 2 inches. Now measure rows by laying the ruler vertically across the swatch. Count the number of rows in 2 inches. There, now you have your gauge/tension with your knitting loom and your yarn.
Leave me that number in the comments below so I can reference to it, especially if you are using another knitting loom other than the AllnOne.