Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Knifty Knitter Socks

Knifty Knitter Slipper SocksEven though I can knit comfortably with needles, I still like to knit loom projects. They are super-fast, sort of like a manual knitting machine. Knitting on looms preceeded needle knitting, and the result is essentially the same. Think of a knitting loom, or knitting frame, as a needle cut into pieces.


In a couple of hours, I whipped up these slipper socks. I designed the pattern myself, roughly adapting from traditional needle patterns. The result is more of a slipper than a sock, because with these looms, you must use bulky yarns. However, there are other looms out there that are capable of knitting sock weight yarns.



$2.00 via Ravelry.com

53 comments:

  1. where is the pattern?

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    1. its right at the top..if you mouse over where it says http://www.ravelry.com/dls/yarngear-by-mei-lynne-travis/61689?filename=KniftyKnitterSlipperSocks.pdf it will take you to the pattern...all free too.....

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    2. hello I found your blog by chance I also work with the knifty knitter and other frames.
      Very nice your blog, come and see my work if you like http://lecosedimysa.blogspot.com

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  2. Due to budget constraints, I took down my website. I will post patterns someone else eventually, withing a few months. I am a very busy person, and this is a just a hobby, something I do on the side, and paying for it out of my own pocket.

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    1. "paying for it out of my own pocket" I should think so- do other people get paid for theirs? I was thinking myself of doing a site- but I am a beginner myself so it would not be very instructive. I get my patterns from public domain books on archive dot org or gutenberg. They're for knitting needles, but the patterns can be translated for looms. They have some really incredible patterns. A lot of the ones I find online are TOO easy, if that makes sense. If you ever read this comment- your sock PDF is the best instruction Ive seen, like, ever. Very simple and the pictures are great.

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    2. Yes, some people do get paid to do this. Also, some people think this sort of thing is free.

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  3. I think I saw Google Docs had PDF and its free.

    https://docs.google.com

    Love the sock pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I am new at loom knitting and intimidated but trying.

    Thank you,
    Cheryl

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  4. Thank you for sharing your creativity. I love the pattern! [Thanks also for republishing a source!]

    -Janet

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  5. thank you for sharing your pattern! your slippers look great!

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  6. thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I have tried so many times to knit on 4 needles, circular needles for socks, I am now waiting on the arrival of addi express 22 peg automatic machine, your pattern now has given me a portable project, thank you

    Val ( from Australia)

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  7. Hey. You explained socks!!! Thanks so much. They are no longer intimidating. If you post more loom patterns I am willing to pay if it will help you out

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  8. How do I find the pattern Mary

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  9. The link to the pattern is at the very top of this page, where it says:

    Download my free Knifty Knitter Slipper Sock Pattern via Ravelry.com

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  10. I am a beginner and can't wait to try these socks!! Do you have any other patterns for different items? I love the way you explain the process.

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  11. love this pattern, it was so easy for a very new beginner to work.. Thank You so much

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  12. thank you for this pattern. My mom use to make tube socks for us all the time when I was little,now my step mom is trying to replace her with fancier socks with heels in.Not quite the same as mom's. I would love to show her this pattern and how easy it can be because she made a big deal out of the pair she made me for christmas. I wore them about 1/2 the day and the toes are starting to come out, there not very warm so I put them up. These look like they can be worn till they wear out. thank you!

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  13. I need to get some of these and other slippers made...Due to me having surgery I cannot wear shoes on my left foot and so I am using slippers a lot...any simple patterns will be appreciated...

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  14. great pattern, easy to make up! I made two in just a few hours. Thanks!

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  15. i would like the pattern for the Beret in your picture, please. thank you.

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  16. The beret in my photo is from Knit.1 Fall/Winter 2008, Chunky Cabled Tam.

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  17. Hi Mei. I made a video of myself looming your slipper socks for my vlog. Is that all right with you? I haven't posted it yet because I want to make sure you don't mind first. I gave you full credit on the video and included your link.

    I'm also setting up a website with links to all my favorite loom knitting patterns, and I would like to include your slipper socks.

    I'm wearing the pair I made right now. I love them!

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    1. Pam do to your video It help me understand the instructions from the paper. Thank you!!! I have been making them for 3 years now!!!

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  18. Sorry for the second post, but I forgot to add my info.
    My email address is loomingidiot (at) gmail (dot) com and I'm TheLoomingIdiot on You Tube.

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  19. thank you pam you helped me and my mom

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  20. I'm pretty new now trying my wings. With the snowman
    Thanks

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  21. Hello
    Unable to download slipper sock pattern says virus. Please email. Thank you B
    sunshinegal2011@gmail.com

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  22. Thank you so much for the pattern. I made one sock in black for my sister who is an toeless boot, due to surgery, in the winter here in Michigan. She can wear it over her sock and keep her toes warm :)

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  23. Hi I'm confused I need more baby steps...

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  24. where can I find a 18 peg round loom

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  25. Good day, I cannot download the pattern of the sock. Can you please forward me the pattern to celeste.lourens@santam.co.za
    thanks a mill

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  26. I'm not sure why you can't download it, but it should be as easy as clicking on the link at the top of this post.

    Sorry, but I don't email anonymous people on the internet. You never know who collecting it at the other end.

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  27. I watched your tutorial, am made two pairs of socks with it thank you.

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  28. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am making a pair for my Best friends belated Christmas present. But thanks to your pattern being so easy to follow and make, I am going to make early Christmas presents for all my family members. Please post more loom knitting patterns !!! I am trying to learn to crochet but I am afraid I need to take lessons. Again thank you so much

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  29. Those look super cool! :D

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  30. I made these today but they are very large. Do I need to use different yarn to make them for smaller framed people??

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    1. A really chunky yarn or multiple strands will make a firmer and thicker sock. As you knit, wrap the yarn as tight as you can.

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    2. A really chunky yarn or multiple strands will make a firmer and thicker sock. As you knit, wrap the yarn as tight as you can.

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  31. I am new at looming and want to make my husband a pair of slipper socks. I do not understand how to know what size loom to use or how many pegs. He has a large foot..a mens 13+ shoe but his feet are also wide and they need to be bigger around his leg if I make a taller sock. Can you help me please You can respond to juliefulop@yahoo.com. Thank you

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  32. I've been looming as well as knitting for a few years now. I always found that socks were intimidating. This was a wonderful tutorial and im loving my slipper socks. Thank you for such great detail.

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  33. I tried to download, but told it was not sent spreadable format. I would really love to do these slipper socks Margie
    mktiki1@aol.com

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  34. Hello can u help me close the headband up or show me how to close it up

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  35. The pattern is gone. March 2018

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  36. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  37. The pdf is not available and I lost the one I downloaded...

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  38. :(

    Sorry! That download could not be found.

    The designer has probably removed the pattern as a free download.

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  39. I am disappointed it has been removed. I really would like the pattern to make slippers for my sister.

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  40. Hello. I had gotten this exact pattern from my fiances mom and she confused the crap out of me. This was so much easier to follow!!!! I only have one question.... When you went to tie it off at the end of the toe of the sock i noticed you went the opposite direction than when you were E-wrapping. Does this matter or make a difference?

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  41. Pattern is for sale ($2) on Ravelry.
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loom-knit-slipper-socks

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  42. Hi I could not find the pattern and I wanted to make this for a friend for Christmas. Is the pattern posted somewhere?

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