JUST RIGHT

Because I am a short man (coming in a 5’ 1”), I have a small foot at 8.5” from heel to tip of big toe.  Because of this, I always had a hard time knitting top-down socks that fit my feet correctly.  I know that you can knit toe-up socks and measure on your foot as you go, but I’m the type of person that likes to see something written in concrete form when I’m knitting it.

One day I was perusing sock patterns on Ravelry and came across David’s Toe-Up Sock Cookbook pattern.  I finally found a sock pattern that worked for me.  All you need is two measurements, the length of your foot and the circumference of your foot.  From those two things, you do a few easy calculations et voila, you have a personalized sock pattern that fits your foot.

With a stash of sock yarn sitting around over the past several years, I set out to start knitting myself some socks.  Most of these will be plain stockinette with a couple of patterned ones thrown in for good measure.  Over the next few days/weeks, I’ll show what I’ve done so far.  They will not be in any type of date order as to when they were knit.

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A dear friend of mine gave me this sock yarn a couple of years ago.  I think it’s Regia.

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I initially used this yarn (Regia?) to knit a scarf pattern called Wingspan.  It sat around for many months waiting to be blocked.  After I finally blocked it, I put it away because I knew I wouldn’t wear it and didn’t know of anyone that would want/wear it.  I took it back out of my bin and decided to rip it out and to use the yarn for socks.

In non-knitting news, there’s not too much going on.  I’m looking forward to fall/winter because as I’ve said before, the older I get, the less I can deal with hot and humid Southern summers.  I’m still a member of the Palmetto Purlers knitting guild.  If you’re a knitter or someone that wants to learn to knit, please join us.  Information can be found at the above link.  Until next time, be well.

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About colamanknits

Just your average, gay-male knitter.
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