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SOCK MEASUREMENTS

 

These measurements are based on a Heel Flap Sock

  • Circumference of cuff * to beginning of Heel Flap.
  • Heel Flap measurement is beginning of Heel Flap to turn of heel.
  • Heel to Toe measurement is from beginning of heel turn to just before the toe decrease.
  • Toe measurement is from beginning of toe decrease to end of toe.
  • Total Foot Length is measurement from beginning of heel turn to end of toe.

* The most important measurement is the circumference of your calf.
  Choose a spot that's near the widest area to be covered by the sock and   measure it and   reduce this number by 25%.
  For example: If your calf measures 11 inches, subtract 25% to get 8.25   inches to  cast on.


Women's
Shoe Size
Leg Measurement
In Inches

Heel Flap

In Inches

Heel to Toe

In Inches
Toe

In Inches
Total Foot length
In Inches
5 6 1/8 2 7 1/8 1 5/8 8 3/4
5 1/2 6 1/4 2 7 1/4 1 5/8 8 7/8
6 6 1/4 2 1/8 7 1/4 1 3/4 9
6 1/2 6 1/2 2 1/8 7 1/2 1 3/4 9 1/4
7 6 1/2 2 1/4 7 5/8 1 3/4 9 3/8
7 1/2 6 3/4 2 1/4 7 3/4 1 3/4 9 1/2
8 6 3/4 2 1/4 8 1 3/4 9 3/4
8 1/2 6 7/8 2 1/4 8 1 3/4 9 3/4
9 7 2 1/4 8 2 10 1/4
9 1/2 7 1/4 2 1/4 8 1/4 2 10 1/4
10 7 1/4 2 1/4 8 1/4 2 10 1/2
10 1/2 7 3/8 2 3/8 8 1/2 2 10 1/2
11 7 5/8 2 3/8 8 3/4 2 10 3/4
11 1/2 7 3/4 2 3/8 8 3/4 2 10 3/4
12 7 7/8 2 3/8 9 2 11


Men's
Shoe Size
Leg Measurement
In Inches

Heel Flap

In Inches

Heel to Toe

In Inches
Toe

In Inches
Total Foot length
In Inches
6 6 1/2 2 1/8 7 5/8 1 3/4 9 3/8
6 1/2 6 3/4 2 1/8 7 3/4 1 7/8 9 5/8
7 6 3/4 2 1/4 7 3/4 2 9 3/4
7 1/2 6 7/8 2 1/4 7 3/4 2 9 3/4
8 7 2 1/4 8 2 10
8 1/2 7 1/8 2 1/4 8 1/4 2 10 1/4
9 7 1/4 2 1/4 8 1/4 2 10 1/4
9 1/2 7 3/8 2 3/8 8 1/2 2 1/8 10 5/8
10 7 1/2 2 3/8 8 5/8 2 1/8 10 3/4
10 1/2 7 5/8 2 3/8 8 3/4 2 1/8 10 7/8
11 7 3/4 2 1/2 8 7/8 2 1/8 11
11 1/2 7 3/4 2 1/2 8 7/8 2 1/4 11 1/8
12 7 7/8 2 5/8 8 7/8 2 3/8 11 1/4
12 1/2 8 1/8 2 5/8 9 1/8 2 3/8 11 1/2
13 8 1/4 2 5/8 9 1/4 2 3/8 11 5/8
13 1/2 8 1/4 2 3/4 9 5/8 2 3/8 11 3/4
14 8 3/8 2 3/4 9 5/8 2 3/8 12
14 1/2 8 5/8 2 3/4 9 3/4 2 3/8 12 1/8
15 8 3/4 2 3/4 9 7/8 2 3/8 12 1/4


Kid's
Shoe Size
Leg Measurement
In Inches

Heel Flap

In Inches

Heel to Toe

In Inches
Toe

In Inches
Total Foot length
In Inches
4 2 7/8 1 3/8 3 3/8 7/8 4 1/4
5 3 1/4 1 3/8 3 1/2 1 1/4 4 3/4
6 3 1/4 1 3/4 3 3/4 1 1/4 5
7 3 5/8 1 3/4 4 1 1/4 5 1/4
8 3 3/4 1 7/8 4 1/4 1 1/4 5 1/2
9 4 1/8 1 7/8 4 3/4 1 1/4 6
10 4 3/8 1 7/8 4 3/4 1 1/2 6 1/4
11 4 3/4 2 5 1/8 1 5/8 6 3/4
12 5 2 5 3/8 1 5/8 7
13 5 1/4 2 5 3/4 1 5/8 7 3/8

    
Tips for Longer-Lasting Socks

  • Winding a skein into a too tight ball stretches the yarn. After you knit the yarn will relax and the socks will be too small.
  • Wool and wool/nylon blends are the best choice for socks because of their elasticity.
  • Choose high-quality sock yarn
  • Knit the right size socks.
  • Rinse socks separately before washing with other items. While dye shouldn't run, super-saturated colors might and you don't want your other socks to be affected - or use Shout's color catcher if washing in the washing machine.
  • Turn socks inside-out when washing.
  • Don't wash socks in hot water. Even socks labeled "superwash" could felt or shrink a bit.
  • Lay socks flat to dry. Over time, machine drying will make socks look worn. The intense heat of drying might also break down fibers.


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