No knitting experience needed! Now you can create beautiful socks with a simple wrap and hook method. Loom is adjustable, so you can knit a baby sock to a man's large sock. Simply move the slider down the loom to the desired number of pegs and then lock in place with a wing nut. Loom is made of solid 100% beechwood with metal grooved pins. Uses any sock yarn. Loom comes with an instructional DVD to learn all techniques, written instructions and a knit hook.
I use this to make stuffed toys, small bags and wrist warmers. It works great. I like the stitch size. It is small and easy to use.
I bought this believing I could make socks faster that with DPNS. Sadly, I've had the the thing for over two weeks and I have about two inches finished. I can handknit a pair on DPNS in less time. It is well constructed and made of wood, but the small instruction sheet and DVD provide little information on sizing. (Know calculus? You might need it to figure out the right side to make.) The cold metal pegs, while durable, are not good for hands with any joint stiffness. There is also the problem of dropping a stitch - you won't see it until it's too late to correct. You must pay attention to every movement you make on this sock loom. I should have sent it back.
I have the Martha S. Loom and I love it, so when I saw this I thought that it would be just as easy. Boy was I wrong! This loom works uo slow and no matter how hard I try the stitches come out too tight. I'm sending it back.
I have tried and tried to knit socks with circular needles and double ended needles and always got hopelessly confused. This loom makes sock knitting easy! I have already finished my first pair of socks and look forward eagerly to making many more pairs. The loom itself is hardwood with steel pegs and is much sturdier than any other knitting loom I've tried (and I've tried them all, believe me!). It is easily adjustable. The included DVD makes the process much easier to learn and lays out the stitches step by step. I would buy this again in a heartbeat!
I own a few plastic knitting looms and I really like this little wooden loom. It adjusts easily and the pegs are very sturdy. The pick isn't as sturdy though, I have a feeling it might break. If it does break, I'll use my knifty knitter pick instead.
I watched the DVD, which is very very clear on every step of how to make a sock with this loom. It shows how to cast on, knit, purl, make ribbing for cuffs if you want, do heels and toes using short rows wrapping each end of the short row and reinforcing the heel corner, binding off, and sewing the seam on top of the toe. The manufacturer said that fine yarn also works with the sock loom, as well as the DK yarn that it says in the package. Not hard to learn to do either.