View Full Version : Problem: Men's Socks on 2 Circulars

12-14-2005, 12:36 PM
Hi there!
I am already planning my next knitting project: socks for DH for 2nd anniversary. I have never made socks before but really want to try them. I have heard that making them on two circulars helps with keeping them consistent.

I found awesome yarn and a cool pattern at knitpicks.com.
Click here. (http://knitpicks.com/Projects/Projects_Display_Yarn.aspx?itemid=50417220&yarnid=5420135)

The problem is that the socks are for a women's medium. Could someone adjust them for me to a men's size? He wears a size 9 1/2 shoe.


Jan in CA
12-14-2005, 12:58 PM
I don't know anything about resizing, but you can always use the yarn on another pattern. Here are a few to check out.

This one is done by Silver here in the forum.


12-14-2005, 02:13 PM
Unless his foot is especially wide, you probably will not need to adjust the pattern. Just knit the foot portion longer than you would for a woman. Start the toe decreases when the sock (from the turned heel to the needles) is 2 inches shorter than his foot from heel to toe.

If his foot IS wide, knit them on needles one size larger.

12-14-2005, 03:37 PM
Thanks so much for the advice! I can't wait to start making socks!

12-14-2005, 03:39 PM
I am making my 2nd sock on 2 circulars- it is so much fun!! I can't wait to finish this one so I can start on more. :cheering: