How long should I knit the foot of a sock?

How much smaller is up to you, but a good rule of thumb is to knit your socks 5-10% smaller than your foot. To calculate 5% negative ease, multiply your foot measurements by 0.95 so your sock will be 95% the size of your foot.

How long should knitted socks be?

Knit the cuff to your desired length (1 to 2 inches for anklets, 6 to 8 inches for standard socks). Keep in mind that if you make very long cuffs, it may be necessary to start out with more stitches, because your leg gets wider toward the top.

How long should a sock leg be?

The length of the leg of a sock for short socks is “F”, and this usually averages around 6 inches. Use a good stretchy pattern stitch for this. If you are using a lace or more flat knit piece, like intarsia or Fair Isle, be sure and work an inch or more of a stretchy ribbing in the cuff to help keep the sock UP.

How long is a size 10 sock?

Zero ease means simply that the circumference of the sock and foot are the same.



Kids.

Shoe size (US) Foot length (inch) Estimated foot circumference (inch)
10 659 7
11 689 723
12 729 723
13 759 723
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How long should socks be?

For the best fit, a sock for an adult should measure about 10 percent—practically speaking, that corresponds to about 1” (2.5 cm)—smaller than the actual leg or foot circumference, and about 1/2” (1.3 cm) shorter than the actual foot length.

How do you figure out how many stitches for a sock?

For a sock, the most important thing is to know the number of stitches per inch so working out the number of stitches to expect to get in one inch (using the ball band above: 30 stitches ÷ 4 inches = 7.5 stitches) is helpful before you start.

What is a crew sock?

: a short bulky usually ribbed sock.

How can I make my socks fit better?

Shrinking Socks by Drying. Soak your socks. Getting your socks wet with warm or hot water before putting them in the dryer will help them react to the heat better and shrink more, faster! Set the dryer to the hottest setting for cotton or polyester socks.

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