A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 306,100
Currently Running With Scissors:
461 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: A silly question about men's socks  (Read 333 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: August 20, 2006 09:39:21 AM »

I'm making socks for my dad using tekking xxl. On a US size 2 needle I'm getting about 8 stitches to an inch. He has a size 8 shoe.

So where do I go from here? I can't find a basic sock pattern for "man feet" so I'm pretty lost. I know the answer is really obvious but I'm not sure how many stitches to cast on, how many to decrease to, etc.

« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006 09:52:44 AM »

Shoe size conversion: http://brannock.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/brannock/charts.html
Offline Offline

Posts: 211
Joined: 22-Sep-2004

I'm dating... and it comes with snacks!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006 07:33:59 PM »

What a lucky dad to get socks Smiley I know socks are one of the most appreciated gifts I've given.

Here is the shoe size converter I use. According to this, if he has size 8 men's shoe, his foot is 10 1/8 inches long.

From there I would use Knitty's article on socks to figure out the rest.

Alternatively, you could look at this list of sock patterns and find one that you like. (You can always change needles to get different gauge).

Good luck!


Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mixed Media Fun
July 27, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Making Pom Poms

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.