Denise: I'm not sure about his anklewidth, because I haven't actually measured his own foot. It will be a present and I don't want to spoil the surprise, even if it'll be a just a small present
My boyfriend asked the older brother on the phone last night to measure his own foot for me, the younger brother (whose birthday it will be) has aprox. the same shoesize so I figured it'll be alright if I use the older brothers measurements instead.
I do hope he measured it correctly: we all know how most men are, especially when they think it's something silly and they are only doing it to acknowledge yet another strange request from this silly girlfriend :rofling:
We'll see how they turn out.
Thanks for the advice on how to do the heel and the guesset. It's nice to have a general rule on how to make the socks; now, in theory you can basically make them for anyone, which I just might start doing because I am having a lot of fun with them....
My dad has already dropped a hint here and there: my granny (his mum) used to knit his socks all the time and he likes those a lot better than he does storebought socks but unfortunately about 10 years ago, her eyesight got too bad and she wasn't able to see the knitting well enough any longer to continue knitting for him.
But who knows: I might just pick it up again for him :XX:
Rebecca: 104 did seem like a bit much to me as well although I do like the feel of the fabric it makes this way.
But just to be certain, and to compare I will make another swatch using one needlesize larger and see how that turns out.
But the yarn seems pretty thin to me (the saleswoman did say it's summeryarn, the winter collection will become available around September she told me) so maybe it's correct afterall.
I don't want to make it too thin or flimsy since he's a skipper, wears slippers all day long and would otherwise wear out the ball of the foot and the heel part, pretty quickly.
I'm just glad to have confirmed by you two that I have the calculations done right so if I do like the bigger needles better, I now know how to continue from there on.
Thanks again and I will definitely take a picture before I give them to my bf's cousin