Itsy Bitsy Kiss Socks by Kathryn Doubrley-The Answer Lady

Itsy Bitsy Kiss Socks

Loom Knitting
December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
5 - 10 yards (5 - 9 m)
one teensy size. It may fit Barbie
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

LOOM & SIZE: The sample was knitted on a Kiss FG-0 loom. It results in a sock about 1.6” in circumference, 1.5” from bottom of heel to sock top and 1.5” long from heel to toe. The picture is the actual size of my socks. Using the same pattern on another gauge of Kiss loom should work fine but will result in a somewhat larger sock. I would suggest using the finest gauge loom available to you. The proportion of even tiny stitches to these itsy bitsy socks is already large. The socks will look cuter and more realistic in fine gauge fabrics than they will in bulky ones. If your fabric gets 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 stitches per inch 2.54 cm your sock circumference will be 5.34, 3.2, 2.7, 2.3, 2, 1.8, 1.6” or 13.510.2, 8.1, 6.9, 5.8, 5.1, 4.6, 4.1 and the lengths of the foot and heel to top will be similar to the circumference.

YARN: Use a #1 weight sock yarn. One that has some stretch is the best choice. This will make the sock both easier to knit and better looking. I used Patons Stretch for the sample. The color changes were provided by the self striping yarn but one could achieve the same effect by changing yarn colors after knitting the heel and again before beginning the toe.

GAUGE: It’s actually not important for this sock. But it is important to choose a yarn that will make a nice tight fabric on your loom because that affects the appearance of the sock. Be aware that stretchy yarns don’t tend to achieve their true gauge and look until the fabric has been washed in hot soapy water and dried. I do this in a little saucepan full of hot suds and air dry in the sun or on the coolest edge of my wood stove in the winter. No need for a washer and dryer for a sock this size!