View Full Version : Pomatomus/Fallingleaves sizing question

05-20-2006, 02:04 PM
I decided it's about time to take my lace sock knitting to a new level!
I want to knit some lace socks with a more complicated lace pattern and I found the following two at knitty.com:
Pomatomus (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTpomatomus.html)
Fallingleaves (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTfallingleaves.html)
But somehow I have trouble with the sizing. I just can't decide whether or not the sizes given will fit me.
I've got a 40 EU size and usually I knit my socks with 60sts, which are 4 sts less than recommended for my size.

Has anyone knitted these socks? In what size? Did they fit tight? And lastly how do I determine if they fit me? :??
I know a lot of questions, but I don't want to knit half a sock only to find out it doesn't fit :frog:

05-20-2006, 02:24 PM
I've not yet knit either, but I can tell you that I have the same size foot & when I knit socks with 72 st cast on I use size 0 addi's/when I knit socks with 60-64 sts I use size 1 addi. I would say that you need to check your gauge (as in all things) and that u r good to go if your gauge is correct :D

05-22-2006, 01:19 AM
Thanks Rebecca!
I googled a bit and found a german blogger witht the same shoe size. She just casted on one repeat less and I thinkI'll try that.

05-22-2006, 09:55 AM
Javede, I'm so sorry, I didn't even address the size question! I'm glad u found someone that gave u some help....sorry :blush:

06-06-2007, 03:37 PM
Hi.........I'm currently knitting the Pomatomus socks, and I wear an American size 9 ladies' shoe. I was fearful of the '72 stich' count, so I downsized to a size 1 needle to start (usually 60 stitches fits loosely in a ribbed stitch knitted on size 1's). But the sock would not comfortable go over my heel, when I finished the leg part. So, I switched to the size 2's recommended, and just finished the first sock. The sock now fits over the heel easily when I put the socks on, and the overally fit is relaxed but not loose enough to slide around or anything. I have yet to wear them with shoes obviously, so I don't know if a size 1.5 needle would have been a better compromise. But you don't want the 'lacy holes' all stretched out tight when the sock is on the foot !

Hope this helps some.............here's a photo of the first sock being modeled, just before I finished it.http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/529033779/