View Full Version : A possibly stupid sock question..

01-09-2008, 09:05 PM
Do you knit both socks the same, or is there a left and a right sock?

sue in canada
01-09-2008, 09:10 PM
They are knit the same.

01-09-2008, 09:51 PM
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question!:)

Lady Violet
01-09-2008, 10:28 PM
There is no such thing as a "stupid" question!:)

especially when it comes to socks! ;)

i actually saw a pattern for left and right socks, but of course now i don't remember where it was. i'll see if i can find it. i'm 99% sure it was online. wow. i'm really helpful. :roflhard:

Becky Morgan
01-09-2008, 10:57 PM
Hand-knit ones, not usually unless they're toe socks.

01-09-2008, 11:10 PM
While working on a pair of cabled socks, I wondered the same thing. I never finished the first sock (I was laddering something awful), so I never had to decide whether to reverse the cable on the other sock.

01-10-2008, 01:54 AM
Well even if you knit the same, once you have worn them they stretch a bit so in future you could look to see which one is which.
I actually knit my socks asymmetrically sometimes. My feet are different from each other, my shoes are as well, the inside of the foot is different from the outside, why would I put different feet into symmetrical and identical socks?
Google 'anatomically correct sock toes' I think you will find a nice blog post on it. Can be done toe up also. If you haven't seen sock toes like that before though they may look a bit odd.

Jan in CA
01-10-2008, 03:00 AM
I knit them the same. I think they wear better that way because they are worn on both feet.

As far as colors go.. I knit them as they come so they actually are the same colors, but they fall at different places.. I call them fraternal socks. ;)

01-10-2008, 06:57 PM
thanks so much guys! :muah:

01-11-2008, 01:01 AM
That's a good point about wear Jan. Can't alternate feet if you knit differently for each foot.