This post's Swedish word/phrase: "Varför har jag så svårt för strumpor?" = "Why do I have such difficulties with socks?"
I really really really want to make myself a fancy pair of socks. I've knit a pair for my boyfriend and a couple of baby socks, but have never been successful in knitting a pair for myself...
I have weird feet. And problems with sizing my socks correctly. Help and tips would be highly appreciated!
How to describe my feet? My longest toe is the big toe. And the slant down the rest is fairly steep. My measurement over the part where toes attach to the foot is almost an inch narrower than the circumference on my foot part where the foot attaches to the ancle.
Did that make senso to anyone?
I also have thin ancles and calves.
My first four attempts for socks for myself (Jaywalkers as well as toe up with a Feather and Fan pattern around the leg) ended up fitting perfectly around the foot but I wasn't able to get them over my heel and up the ancles. Now, I started another pair of toe-ups this weekend and thought I'd adjust for my "heel part" and therefore casted on more stitches. Of course this sock is turning out to be too wide for the upper part of my foot...
What would you do? Cast on for the upper part of the foot and then increase as I get closer to the heel? And then decrease as I get past the heel? What if I was knitting socks in a pattern (as I am on these ones)? Would you do the increases on the sole part only? Would that be enough to make the sock fit?
When you knit socks, how do you decide on the size? How do you make your socks snug but still flexible enough to get past your heel?
Are socks with a gusset easier to get past the heel than socks knit with a short row heel?
So many questions...
But I really want to make myself a fancy pair of socks...
Hoping for some good tips, ideas and comments on how you
make socks work!!! Thanks!!!