Saturday, March 26, 2011
socks for little feet
After knitting a pair of child's socks at the larger pattern size a friend remarked "Child socks?! Those look like they'd fit me."
That gave me pause. Because I have huge feet I find it difficult to judge what would fit a child. Small socks all look impossibly small to me. This time around I decided to knit the smaller size of Evelyn Skae's Most Basic Child's Socks, and to knit the pattern exactly as written to see how that turns out.
This morning I grafted the toe of the first sock. The finished size from toe to heel (unstretched) is 6.25". Based on this chart, it should fit a child with size 9 feet. (edited vis-a-vis Elizabeth's comment) Even better? This little sock took just 25 grams of yarn; that's one complete pair from a 50 gram ball of Kroy sock yarn! How perfect is that?