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 09-22-2005, 01:00 AM #1 Moo Casting On   Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: California Posts: 21 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts How To Calculate Sock Size Hello! I am having problems with determining how to calculate sock size. I need a little help in this problem.... I need the mathematical formula to determined the socks working stitches (CO). I 've got the measurement part handled. I know how to measure the parts of the foot/leg. I just need to know how to calculate these figures to start the sock. The measurements are.... Right foot/leg: cir ankle 11-1/2" cir mid calf 16-1/2" cir below knee 17" length of foot is 9" 5 stitches per inch...using LB WoolEase yarn 2X2 Ribbing for the cuff, and stocking stitch for the sock, and the person has a swelling problem. The cuff is top down. and........ Left foot/leg: cir ankle 12" cir mid calf 19" cir below knee 18" length of foot is 10-1/2" 5 stitches per inch...using LB WoolEase yarn 2X2 Ribbing for the cuff, stocking stitch for the sock, and the person has a swelling problem. The cuff is top down. These sock are splite sizes, and planned to go up to the knees. So, these are knee highs, so would the cir below knee is what you multiply instead of the ankle? I did try to look on the internet for the information first, but what I found is complicated, so I can't figure it out. Also a sock generator will not work in this situation unless the generator is for top down. I need to know the steps on how to calculate the problem the old fashion way. Moo :XX:

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 09-22-2005, 07:44 AM #2 Marnie 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: California Posts: 230 Thanks: 0 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts You have everything you need. For any of your measurements that go around the foot, you multiply the number times your stitch gauge (5 stitches per inch). I wouldn't add any ease, unless you want slouchy socks. For any measurements that run the length of something (length of foot) you'll need to use your row gauge which you haven't specified yet. Are you trying to work knee length socks? If so, you will want to make the top of the sock very elastic. You might want to read through this thread http://savannahchik.typepad.com/knit...ting_ther.html Jody talks about some of her considerations in working knee socks. I don't think the sock is finished, but she has some interesting suggestions. __________________ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://marniemaclean.com http://marniemaclean.com/words/words.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~