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?


Elizabeth said...

According to the chart, 6.25" is equivalent to size 9. That's not equivalent to the age of the child. Edward is wearing size 10 now. After size 13, shoe sizes start back at 1 and so a 9 year-old would probably wear anywhere from size 2 to 4, which is equivalent to 8 to 8.75" or so. Isabelle is in a size 5, as is Stephen. This corresponds to size 7 women's!!
Still, a two to four year old would love those socks!!

Caffeine Girl said...

Little socks are just SO cute. I wish I had a little one to knit socks for. Even my nieces are too old for little socks!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

handknit socks always look bigger than machine made socks- best to try them on the kid I think

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I have a hard time with kid sizes too. Of course, my niece has big feet and she's the only kid I can really reference!