Monday, October 15, 2007

Vital statistics

Piece of Beauty Merino in Old School (sadly this is now discontinued)

I love maths, but since leaving school many, many moons ago I don't have call for any of the fancy stuff.

You may have noticed that I like knitting socks. Size 4 socks or at a push size 3 (thanks Mum). My FIL keeps suggesting I go up to size 11, dream on. DH just moans about the yarn mountain so he won't be getting any size 10's. So far so good. Now I have recently decided to knit for gifts and they all have, by my standards huge feet!

Would someone please tell me how long to knit the foot before the toe shaping for a size 6 and also the overall foot length, please. I commandeered a colleague for the size 7 Bed Socks last week but don't know a size 6 well enough to ask.


YarnSnob said...

i don;t know but I love this colour...what is it?

picperfic said...

I take a size 6 and I measured 5inches from the end of the heel gusset decreases to one inch before the end of my foot. My total foot length is approximately 10.5 inches from the back of my boney bit of heel to the tip of my toe! Hope this helps! Oh and that bit of knitting looks so pretty!

Piglottie said...

Oh that sock colour is gorgeous, and I love the pattern! I'm a size 7 so no help, sorry.

natalie said...

Is the pattern one of your own?

gilraen said...

I so agree with you about this yarn, I really love it. Your colourway looks fabulous!

I'm a narrow size 6 and my foot is 9 1/2 inches and 9 inches around the ball of the foot.

Good luck :)