Oct 16 2019

Sock making maniac – file depository!

Published by at 10:16 am under amy's head

I wrote a pattern:

Here’s a handy dandy link page for sourcing just about anything I refer to in my sock making videos:

  • Youtube Channel: Amy the Sockmaker
  • Big CSM FB group: Circular Sock Machine Knitters 2.0 is always there for anyone who needs help or advice. They are great people with a great love of all things sock machine.
  • Erlbacher Gearhart made my 1:1 ratio Speedster sock machine and I adore it and this company!
  • The Circular Sock Knitting Machine Society is a great non profit org that you should definitely join if you make socks – dedicated to helping and preserving sock machine knowledge.
  • Acrylic hand turned CSM handles: seek out Celeste Angello in the FB group
  • Counter weight for CSMs who have custom handles installed: seek out David Huelster in the FB group
  • Embroidered CSM machine dust covers and drip floor mats: A Creative Eclectic on Etsy she does great work and is also from Colorado!
  • the custom color of my machine is Orchid Lavendar from Prismatic Powder
  • My cone winder can be found here, shipping from Germany, I emailed the company and got a quote, then paid via paypal and a month later my winder/cones arrived.
  • I buy my cobweb lycra from Erlbacher Gearhart
  • I love fischerwool, simply sock yarn, Hue Loco, Lolodidit, Super Garne (Aktiv), and of course your local yarn store for sock yarn.
  • I use these magic clips to pop on the cam shaft and make the machine quieter (only works when knitting in the round, not heels/toes), also works well for holding your ends when you yarn change
  • I followed these instructions on the Colorado Cranker’s blog to make my soft weights. My big weight is 3lbs, my 3 heel fork weights are 8oz, 8oz, and 10oz (I don’t know why I did that, I would just make them all 8oz if I were to do them again). I used BBs/shot (the kind you load into a BB gun), old doubled over commercial socks initially, and made covers for the weights after shot started leaking out of the socks after a year
  • Juana’s 1×1 Selvage

Files I made for tracking / planning my sock making:

  • Here is my Sock Log sheet that I use for every pair of socks I make:
  • I’ve also created a “foot sizing” worksheet to determine how many rows to knit for the foot to get a correct size. I have not revisited this form since last year so use at your own risk. I have still had some issues with getting the right size, but I think that’s due to variances in yarn stretchiness. Still, it’s a good resource just for learning how to make the right size (even if more testing is needed).
  • And finally, once I figure out the optimal tension of a yarn, I have a log to jot it down, along with other yarn specifics, such as yardage per 100g, how many rows per inch, foot rows (for me), etc. Here is that form:

OK, that’s it! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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One Response to “Sock making maniac – file depository!”

  1. Janon 28 Dec 2019 at 6:03 pm

    New CSM user here. I’m enjoying your videos and have subscribed to your channel. Would you please consider discussing your soft weights and maybe demonstrate how you made them. Thank you