FO Friday: Sarah’s Sox! Finetto!

This is an old favourite pattern! Sue’s EZ Toe-up Socks. I have lost count how many pair I have knit over the years.

Most have been gifts for relatives.

Stand on paper, draw foot and measure for custom fit

Sarah is 17 yrs now and due for an adult pair of socks.  Started with a footprint and measured from there.

DGS Confetti Superwash sock yarn

Next step is the yarn, I had this DGS Confetti Superwash yarn in my stash from the trip to Romni Wools.

Knit on 2.5mm dpns.  The nice thing about this pattern being toe-up,

I just follow the paper footprint till the foot is wide enough, then knit to the heel line (this is at the ankle bone)

and use waste yarn to knit 1/2 the stitches that will become the heel.

Continue knitting to double the length of  the foot ( if toe to ankle is 7″ then toe to cuff should be 14″)

When the sock is finished pick up the stitches on the waste yarn and knit the heel.

The heel is the spot my guys always seem to wear out, so this construction method is great around my house!

Sarah seems to be very pleased, she has really narrow feet and these fit perfectly.

For mored fabulous finished fridays visit our friends at tami’s blog!

Sarah's Socks

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chrisknits
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 10:46:55

    Beautiful socks. What a lucky girl.

    Reply

  2. Natalie
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 10:59:16

    Yay for finished socks 🙂 They look great. Excellent tip about the foot outline, I was wondering how to work out how to make socks for my brother, thanks!

    Reply

  3. Sam
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:01:20

    Gorgeous!

    Reply

  4. Minding My Own Stitches
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:26:08

    Great! Nice that you made them a little longer on the leg than so many patterns seem to indicate. Lucky Sarah!

    Reply

  5. RugbyMad
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 12:00:48

    Love them!

    Reply

  6. Stacey
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 12:47:56

    Congrats! They look great!

    Reply

  7. Tami
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 16:11:04

    What a great way to get accurate socks without the person having to try them on constantly! They look great!

    Reply

  8. savethestationery
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 19:07:01

    Lovely, I’m a fan of purple so I’m lovestruck!

    Reply

  9. kitenswithmittens
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 17:47:06

    Thanks all, I am rather pleased with them myself. No matter how many times I knit this pattern, it is lovely to give someone socks that really fit and they will wear for years and think of our relationship :0)

    Reply

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