- Name: Justy
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Friday, March 25, 2005
OK, I am far from the best knitter around, but I did make 6 pairs of socks for Christmas one year. I had a very basic sock pattern and a copy of Folk Socks. The socks were all the same style, I just used the measurements of each person to make them a perfect fit.
Someone on the Knitlist asked how to make socks for a man with Big Feet. This is the basic outline that I sent her based on the experiences I had making all those socks in one year for so many different sized feet. The key is to get all the right measurements and a good gauge swatch. That pesky gauge swatch again, it sneaks in everywhere.
- Take some basic measurements:
- ankle bone to the floor (for the heel flap)
- around the ankle and it's narrowest (for the leg of the sock)
- around the ball of the foot (usually about the same as around the ankle, for the foot part of the sock)
- with the heel against a wall, the length of the foot using the tip of the longest toe as the end point (so you know how long to knit the foot of the sock)
- height from floor that the sock should go up the leg (this minus the heel flap is how long to knit the top of the sock)
- Do a circular gauge swatch with the yarn and needles of choice.
- Cast on (stitches per inch)*(around ankle measurement)
- Knit till you have gone long enough for the top.
- Then do your heel flap usually using 1/2 the stitches of the sock
- Knit until you have reached the (ankle bone to floor) length
- Do the usual tricky heel turn of choice.
- Pickup stitches for the gusset.
- Decrease down to the number of stitches that would go around the ball of the foot.
- *Knit until 2 inches before the length of the foot
- Finish with your toe of choice.
* If you choose a "long toe" you may want to stop knitting 3 inches before the end.
You can always cast on a few less stitches in order to have a tighter sock, if you do the body of the sock in rib the exact amount of stitches or a few more will be fine. Adjust as needed to get the result you want :)
There you go, your very own personalized basic sock for any size feet in 10 easy steps :)