The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

The Muse Scarlett Yvette Royal

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Loom Knit Cable Craze

Loom Knit Cable Craze!!!

So many loom knitters are really getting curious about the realm of loom knitting and cables. Well I love to loom knit cables, so if your interested in viewing some tutorials and some patterns to try take a look at the information below. They range from chunky cables, owl cables, cable braids, to heart cables. Also things you can wear on your head, feet, and body!!!
Video Tutorials

 Free Patterns
Christmas Stocking, Cabled Owl Hat, Cabled Santa Hat, Chunky Cabled Hat, Sandal. 

 Challenging Cable Patterns
9 Stitch Chunky Braided Hat, Arm or Leg Warmer, Cabled Hooded Cowl, Heart Cabled Hat, Multi Cabled Toddler Sweater, Leaf Poncho Cable Rabbit Booties, Cable Rabbit Hat, Interlace Heart Remembrance Hat, Braided Cable Socks.

Fake Them Cables With a Faux Cable
Lady Explorer Hat and Fingerless Gloves (patterns in progress), Spiral Chunky Faux Braid Hat, Garter Slip Chain Book includes 8 patterns

Loom Knit Gusset Style Heel for Socks

I have always loved looking at needle knitted socks that have the heel, where the stitch design goes to the bottom of the heel. Seems like such a nice fit, and so clean looking. Well I went looking and the one tutorial I found, well looked more complicated than I liked. Wondered if it could be simplified a lot. So off I went, and figured it out. 
Here is the video showing to it is done. 
Let me break it down as best I can if you are a reading instructions kind of person.
Step 1:
What every loom you are using divide the pegs in half, one half of those pegs will be the heel section.

Step 2:
Use a drawn out foot mold to find out how many pegs you need for your heel.

Step 3:
Then count out the pegs on either side of your heel pegs. This is the amount of rows you will need to do for you heel flap.

Step 4:
Do the number of rows you calculated from step 3 making sure to skip the 1st peg in each row so that it can be slip stitched for the next row. This allows for easy visuals to put back on the pegs later as the gusset.

Step 5: Bind off the number of pegs on 1 side of your heel pegs, finish the row, then bing off the pegs on the other side of the heel pegs. The empty pegs should be the same as your what you had for step 3. (alternative: put the stitches on 2 different stitch holders, start by placing the stitch furthest away from you heel pegs onto the stitch holder 1st, then move in. Also you will need to knit into where your 1st heel peg is to start before placing stitches onto stitch holders)

Step 6: Slowly on each row add your stitch or bind off stitch closest to the heel back on 1 rows at a time, 1 side at a time. This means you should be doing the same number of rows you did to make your heel flap, you are just making the curve to the bottom of the heel.

Step 7: Add your slip stitches from the heel flap back to the empty pegs on both sides of the heel.This will be the gusset section as you work. 
Now you are ready to finish your sock.