So, I’m knitting on the socks I want to send to the mechanic’s wife. I normally use 7″ DPN Quicksilver needles. I’ve switched over to 6″ Harmony Wood needles from Knit Picks. When knitting socks, and using 7″ needles, I measure the leg by the needle . . 7″ down and start the heel. Then I measure the foot by the needle length . . 7″ from the start of the heel to where I start shaping the toe.
Any guesses as to where this is going?
When I made the first sock, I measured the leg by the knitting needle. Didn’t even notice it looked short. I measured the foot by the knitting needle. Didn’t even notice it looked short. Yesterday it hit me . . the foot is 6″ and the leg is 6″ instead of 7″. I tried on the sock and it fits me fine but I have fairly small feet. I have no idea what size shoe the lady wears so I think my mom, who has itty bitty feet will get these socks.
One step forward, two steps backwards! I’ll finish the second sock and maybe the Mad Tosh socks I make will be for the mechanic’s wife.