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Win a Copy of “Loom Knitting Socks” AND a Ball of Sock-Ease!

August 16th, 2010

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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner of this giveaway is Denise, comment #136, who will get a copy of Loom Knitting Socks PLUS a ball of Marshmallow Sock-Ease!

Here at Lion Brand, we love socks! (In fact, if you listen to tomorrow’s episode of YarnCraft, our radio-style podcast, you’ll hear from many different members of the staff here who talk about their favorite types of projects, which often include socks.) Not only do we love socks, but we also love all the different ways to make socks!

Whether you knit, crochet, or loom knit, making socks is within your reach! For loom knitters who want to explore the world of sock-knitting, we’ll be giving away a copy of Loom Knitting Socks by Isela Phelps, who has written several books about the art of loom knitting, courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin. In addition, the winner will ALSO get a ball of Sock-Ease in their choice of color.

So how do you win this great prize?

Just leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you love making socks or want to try! And don’t forget to tell us which color of Sock-Ease you want!

One randomly selected winner will be chosen this Friday, 12 pm EDT. Good luck!

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  • Elaine Moyle

    I’ve wanted to learn to knit socks but my attempts so far have not been all that great.

  • Michelle B

    I would love to enter into the world of sock making!! And I love all the yarns they have for making fun striping socks!!1

  • Loretha Dixon

    I like to finish a pair of socks that look like socks. I tried to crochet and knit. a little better with the crochet, But Big Foot could have worn it, the DPN, forget it, and the circular ones, two at a time are extremely tight, they wont move around the needles, I have never tried a loom of any kind, maybe there is hope.

  • Tonya

    Wow! Loom knitting socks! I never heard of this. Sounds really interesting. I am willing to try it. And socks! My favorite accessory! They make wearing Mary Jane’s special when it starts to get cool and chilly here in NY!

  • Lynne

    well I am not the best knitter and this looks like something I may be able to do! and I love the taffy yarn!

  • Nancy Michel

    This would be the finishing touch to my collection. I knit on a loom and crochet, but socks is something I have never been able to get the hang of. I would choose “snow cone” (teal blue) I already have the looms!! Thanks for this GREAT giveaway!!!

  • Michelle

    I’ve never crocheted socks before but think it would be interesting to try. Maybe making socks would help me find a pair that actually fit me the way I want. As for color, I don’t know. I tend to drift towards blues but I love to change things up a bit and live a little daring at times.

  • Maria

    Marie August 18, 2010
    I am newbie at loom knitting it’s become obsession. I have always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet but never having the time and patient.

    But Oct of 2009 I went on early retirement and starting looking for hobby something to do in my spare time.

    I start looking on the internet how to learn crochet. I came across an article “How to Knit or Crochet without Needles” it caught my attention.

    To make the story short I went to my local retail store Michaels’ art and craft and I purchase a set of round Provo looms and one long purple loom and a beginner’s loom knitting book. I also downloaded easy projects from internet such baby tube socks, baby caps, adult slippers and scarves.

    For Christmas gift of Dec 2009 I made several scarves for relatives and friends. I also took a chance and made fingerless gloves for one of my son’s and my favorite niece. They Love it and show it off to all their friends.

    This year I would love to learn to make socks and give them to my love ones for the holiday.

    From a newbie at loom knitting who is looking to learn and take a chance at sock making.

    From Marie

  • Carole Moore

    Making socks is the only thing I have not done with knitting and would love to be able to do it. This sounds like an exciting way to make them.

  • <fb:name linked="false" useyou="false" uid="539152840">Elizabeth Lafferty</fb:name>

    I love making socks because I love to make things for other people and EVERYBODY needs socks! Also, I love making them for myself, as I have diabetic tootsies and hand made socks are SO much softer!

    If I win, I would like “Grape Soda” as my Sockease color please!

  • Diane G

    I am not a knitter– just can not get the hang of it for some reason! My mom tried time after time to teach me when I was younger and I have sought the help of others through the years, but to know avail!! So… I turned my attention to sewing and crocheting.WONDERFUL!! I have not tried to crochet socks yet, but would love to try to make them! Home made socks are SO cozy and I would love to give them as gifts! The cotton candy would be such a lovely color for my great nieces-I have 5 of them!!!

  • Sylvia Ellison

    WOW! Isela is a wiz with knitting looms and i would love this book. Like Diane G, I could just never get the hang of traditional knitting and gave up. A few years ago I gave loom knitting a try and i love it. I have done hats and scarves for friends and family as gifts and would love some sock patterns! I’ll take any color of Sockease – Suprise me!

  • Judy LeVang

    I am learning how to use a knitting loom and would LOVE to have this great book! I would use the Taffy color to make myself a lovely soft pair of socks. Judy

  • Annette

    I love to knit socks! Could do that all day if allowed. Toffee would be my choice.

  • Judi Hoskins

    I would love to be able to try making socks on the loom because although I have been hand knitting for many years, arthritis has made it too difficult to hold the small needles required to knit regular socks. The loom seems like the perfect answer for me. I like the Taffy color of Sockese.

  • Heather T.

    I love to knit socks for several reasons:
    (1) they are a small and portable – great for travel, knit nights, and commutes
    (2) they are an inexpensive project
    (3) you can wear socks in a lot of weather conditions that you may not be able to wear other garments in (e.g., can’t wear a sweater in 100-degree heat!)
    (4) I have always loved having unusual socks, and knitting your own gives you a lot of variety you can’t find at stores

    – Heather

  • Kelly G

    I have always wanted to try socks, but they seem complicated for some reason. maybe i should just bite the bullet! (also, i love the Sour Ball color)

  • Goldibug

    I’d LOVE to learn how to knit socks but on a loom would be even better! I want to make them so I can keep everyone’s feet warm in the winter. Our feet are always freezing!
    The Red Hots yarn is my fav. color so I’d definitely be picking that :)

  • Sonia J

    I have been crocheting hats and scarves for my family of 7 including myself for a couple years. I tried knitting but didn’t quite grasp it too well. So I think looming would be very interesting to learn and now I could make some socks to go with those hats :)! The Taffy Sock Ease color seems neutral enough, but any color will be appreciated. Thank You!

  • Debi

    I always wanted to learn how to make socks with a loom. You see I have Rhymatoid Artheritis in my hands and feet , so I think that a loom would be more comfortable for me to use, and I could make the thicker for my feet, as right now I have to ware up to 4 pairs of footies to walk, so my feet do not hurt. I love any fall colors too. Thank you.

  • Vanessa

    I have looms that don’t get enough use. I would love to get a skein of ‘Red Hots’ and this great book to put those dusty looms to work!!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Heather

    I Love Making socks I’ve made them for alot of people.I love using wool . I really love to make socks because they are so easy to make.

  • Heather

    I Love Knitting socks because they are small and easy to take with you .I’ve made socks for alot of people . I would love the color cotten candy.

  • MaggieBelize

    I love knitting socks for myself and for babies because they’re such portable little projects, but now I’ve promised hubby a pair … scary, because he wears a mens size 13! I think “Toffee” would be a great color for him.

  • Linda

    The reason I like knitting socks is that they are done in the round and use up little yarn and time for spectacular results! It’s so easy to change a pattern a little (or a lot) to individualize them for everyone on my knitting list. I was able to do a dozen pairs in a couple months during an unusually wet and cold spring this year.

    Rock Candy is the color I would like . . .

  • Ann S

    I’ve always been a bit intimidated to try making socks, but have always thought I would challenge myself someday. My daughter taught herself and has made several and insists they are easy and fun. Maybe this method would be a different, possibly less daunting way to try it. I love all the colors, but I think Grape Soda would look lovely. Thank you!!

  • Elle S.

    in my current state of unemployment, i’ve found that knitting socks affords me the extra level of therapeutic intrigue and mental stimulation that i do not find with other, simpler projects such as scarves or armwarmers: each component of the sock (from the cuff to toe) requires a change in technique and hence, attention and care. such ongoing cerebral activity — coupled with the variety of sock colors and fibers — leads to fun, gift-giving, and joy.

    i’d like to be able to knit a pair of socks next for my brother patrick who is heading off to college and part-time military, in LB’s Green Apple color.

  • Jennie

    I like making socks because I like using my tiny bamboo double points. I’ve loom knitted other things, so I’m excited to try socks using that method. And it’s tough choosing one color of sock ease because I like them all, but right now my favorite is Green Apple.


  • jhysy

    i love knitting but we here at philippines dont have sufficient stores to buy things.i just use alternatives so i can knit.and my favorite color was torquise and blackandwhite..

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  • Melita

    I love knitting socks because it is hard to get bored. You can knit one at a time, two at a time, cuff down or toe up. They can be knitted on 3 or 4 straight needles, two circular needles, magic loop or the loom. Once you get the hang of the pattern, your knitting becomes faster and faster, you don’t have to keep referring to your pattern. You get a finished product quickly. The self striping yarns make interesting. And of coure since they are portable, they are small, and can fit in just about any size purse or pinned to your pants so you can walk and knit. Living up north, especially during the winter months, socks are a must. Thanks

  • marian eure

    I love knitting socks – they are portable and quick to complete. I love wearing my wool socks in winter. Right now I am on a purple kick so Grape Soda would be my choice.

  • Stella

    husbands older sister is perfect, and so when I learned she was knitting socks,…. I taught myself this art using dbl. points, now, being OLDER, and having bought an adjustible loom {broke the bank] I would love a copy of LOOM KNITTING SOCKS, and a ball of Sock Ease

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  • Karen Thornton

    For several years now, I have been knitting scarfs and hats for the homeless. I would love to learn how to do socks and give them to the charities also. I must have a brain blank, as I cannot figure out the directions.