Converting sizing from weight 1 to weight 4
by Linda Upp
Hi there! I'm new to looming - Mom gave me a sock loom for Christmas and I've been really enjoying it. I was overjoyed when my first pair of socks actually fit to a tee! I then branched out and tried a heavier weight yarn - I just couldn't resist the colors. Everything went great until I got to the heel - I couldn't do the flat stitch - the bottom loop refused to go over the peg as it was so tight. I had to revert to the knit stitch to get more play in the yarn. At any rate I continued on with my sock, knitting the sole the length of my foot minus the two inches for the toe. I did the short row method for the two, and bound the sock off the loom. When trying it on, it was just laughable. The sock looked more like a leg warmer - no shape to it at all. And the foot was at least an inch too long. I'm assuming the bulkier yarn is what threw me off. To work with it successfully, do I need to take out a few pegs, or knit fewer rows? I'd appreciate any advice - I ended up unraveling a month's worth of work to save the yarn for a rainy day and went back to weight 1. Having a draweer full of heavier stuff of beautiful colors, I'd rather learn how to use it.
Thanks so much! Linda
P.S. My loom is a wooden adjustable sock loom. The pegs keep pulling out, and now my knitting tool is doing it too. How do I fix them permemnantly?