About a month ago I bought a sock loom. I finished one sock and I’m hooked (ha!) Here are some things I learned from it. Although the sock is wonky, I am so proud of myself. I made a sock!!!
Cons: I dropped a TON of stitches. It is kind of hard to get them back with just the hook they give you. I suggest having a large tapestry needle (I have a plastic one) to help you grab the stitch back. I didn’t do this and I wish I had. Make sure you follow their sizing guidelines. The fit is true. This sock is a little snug because I went down a few pegs than what they said. If you are just starting out, it will take you twice as long to make a sock than what they say.
Pros: It is easy. The heel and toe are a little challenging but after watching videos online, it was simple. The sock is really warm. It is a great project to watch or listen to shows by because the majority of the stitches are a straight line. The yarn isn’t too expensive. It takes roughly one skein of yarn to make one sock (7.5 foot size). For a pair, it cost me 10.00 (of course I am not throwing in my time, if that was the case, the socks would be millions of dollars)
Next time when I close the toe, I will use something else besides the yarn or try the other method they suggest. The yarn was way to bulking and I didn’t like the look of it.
I decided that since this sock is snug I am going to use it for a sample. I already have yarn for my next pair. I might try a cuff, but we will see. Also, I suggest maybe making a baby bootie to get the feeling of the loom.