Quick Answer: What size sock should I knit?

How do you knit socks with shoe size?

The finished sock circumference depends on how stretchy the stitch pattern you choose for your sock is. As a rule of thumb, stockinette socks should be made with approximately 10% of negative ease.


Shoe size (US) Foot length (inch) Estimated foot circumference (inch)
4 813 813
5 823 812
6 9 823
7 913 9

How long should you knit socks?

Knit the cuff to your desired length (1 to 2 inches for anklets, 6 to 8 inches for standard socks). Keep in mind that if you make very long cuffs, it may be necessary to start out with more stitches, because your leg gets wider toward the top.

How long should socks be?

Socks should be worn with a little bit of negative ease—that is, they should be smaller than the foot (and leg) they’re to cover. You want the sock to have to stretch a bit so that it will stay up on your leg and stay in place on your foot.

What size sock blocker do I need?

Size of the sock blockers is set to 90% of actual foot measurements to ensure your socks are perfectly blocked and will comfortably hug your feet. The Women’s Small is based on a 7.5 inch foot circumference and is suitable for shoe sizes below a Woman’s size 7 or for those with narrow feet.

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