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Topic: A silly question about men's socks  (Read 346 times)
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« 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
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« 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!


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