View Full Version : Sock Fatigue: New Project-itis

11-13-2007, 07:50 PM
Ok yes, there is a legitimate question in here. How long is the typical "leg" portion of a sock? My pattern says "go til you like it" and if these were for me I'd probably hav stopped a few rounds ago. HOwever, these sockies are for Nana and they should be appropriate sock length--so what's the verdict?
I must fully disclose that I suffer from persistent sock fatigue. I enjoy every pair until the leg (toe-up) and then they just draaaag on forever. Blah. Plus--I'm itching to cast-on some Anemoi mitts and I need these needles. :mrgreen:

11-13-2007, 08:14 PM
I haven't completed a toe-up yet. Your post makes me think perhaps it's because it's more fun to go ribbing down. As you get closer to the toes, and then start to reduce for the toes it becomes more and more exciting!

11-13-2007, 08:19 PM
Well, I'm a girl type person and I have a size #9 foot. I start the heel flap at around 8 in. from the top down. Hope this helps you.

11-13-2007, 09:33 PM
I have "fluffy" ankles and legs so 7 inches minimum is good for me. I personally think 5-6 inches are a bit short.


11-13-2007, 10:17 PM
I prefer about 4-7". Although ankle socks are nice too. For Nana, longer is probably better.

11-13-2007, 11:31 PM
All good advice, thanks! It's nice to have a range measured in inches, cuz I know I like my socks short. But other than that my spatial reasoning is always off...
Longer socks for Nana is definitely better, but Nana is a wee short little lass with teensy feet and short legs. So this way I'll be able to hit something reasonable in the middle of the range! (I've got uneven balls of yarn so I can't just go til I run out--oh yeah, I'm doing them 2 at a time).
The yarn is not my favorite, colorwise or to work with...but it's yarn she actually bought and started to make socks for herself with it. Unfortunately she had trouble with the socks and has since realized that her arthritis prevents her from knitting these days (especially since she saves her fingers for quilting). So she gave me all her knitting supplies.
I found a half knit sweater and one partial sock cuff in the bag. I frogged both and am reworking the pieces to give her as presents. Th socks for her bday this weekend, and the sweater probably for Mother's Day...or just whenever it gets finished. :aww:

My Nana's the bomb!:mrgreen: