My Photo

Become a Fan

« New Lorna's Laces colors! | Main | CTH Possum and Organic Yarn, Fleece Artist Trail Sock »

August 01, 2008

Comments

Shirley

I am currently knitting a pair of Kilt Socks which are knee high. There are increases in the pattern for the ball of the leg. I'm not sure how you would translate the Kilt sock pattern to a regular knee high sock. There is a pattern on ravelry for knee high socks that might give you some ideas.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winding-cable-knee-socks

Wendi

Here is another pattern for Knee Socks on Ravelry as well. It is a more basic sock.
Did you knit the sock toe up? If so just frog it back and make the adjustments. If not then Frog it out and reknit it to the basic pattern. If you knit them on the magic loop, 2 at a time you will be done both at the same time and they will be the same!
Good luck!

Wendi

Here is another pattern for Knee Socks on Ravelry as well. It is a more basic sock.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shaping-knee-socks

Did you knit the sock toe up? If so just frog it back and make the adjustments. If not then Frog it out and reknit it to the basic pattern. If you knit them on the magic loop, 2 at a time you will be done both at the same time and they will be the same!
Good luck!

Susan

Forgive me if this is not a practical solution (and I know you didn't ask this) but -- I feel your pain about mismatched socks and wondered if you could fix the shorter knee-high by ripping out the cuff and then knitting upward to the appropriate length. Perhaps your stitch pattern won't allow for that but I thought I'd post just in case.

stacey

Here is another pattern
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/1037

Lauren S

There are some quality knee-length socks, with added features to make sure they stay up, in a book called Charmed Knits (I'm knitting my way through the book, but I haven't tried this specific pattern yet).
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quidditch-socks

KT

I am right in the middle of knitting knee highs for myself- and I am making it up as I go along. I cast on 64 stitches,(top down- obviously) 2x2 rib for a few inches then decrease to 60 sts (I did it during a purl row, so there would be a fold line) and work 14 rows in stockinette. Increase every other row to fit calf (for me it was back up to 64). Knit in stockinette for the length of the large part of your calf, then decrease every other row to 60 stitches. Work heel flap, gusset, etc. On the foot, I went down to 56 stitches for a snug fit. (FYI- I am using BMFA Medium weight on size 2's)

Patty McDonald

There's a book by Veronica Gainford called "Designs for Knitting Kilt Hose" that might be helpful. I saw it on Amazon.com.

Pam

What I do is take several measurements and record them - ball of foot circumference, length of toe to heel bone, length of toe to back of foot, ankle circumference, mid-calf circumference, upper calf circumference, and knee circumference. I have a book with the measurements of all the people I knit for and use it constantly (my memory bites the big one). Anyway, I take measurements as I go along, and a lot also depends on whether or not you're knitting toe-up or cuff-down. If you're going cuff-down, you're going to place increases as the leg widens and decrease down to the ankle; the opposite is true if you're going toe-up (you have to get bigger as you go up the leg and decrease when you hit the knee). If you don't know her measurements but do know her shoe size and whether she's thin, round, has wide or narrow legs, etc, you can guesstimate. Use a pattern that has a lot of give to it - a rib, lace, or other openwork pattern works well. Stay away from cables and other patterns which have no give. That will allow you to fudge and not have to be exact.

Elizabeth D

I haven't made knee socks, but this looks like a good place to plan your next pair:

http://www.hjsstudio.com/kneesock.html

Julie

Knitty also has a knee-high sock pattern: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTclessidra.html

And CookieA (http://cookiea.com/) has several knee-high patterns which include very detailed measuring and customizing instructions.

Barb Rickman

Here is a sucessful knee high sock pattern you might try. Adjust it as you need to.

http://www.streetsandyos.com/archives/2006/04/knee_socks.php

Here is a second..

http://www.knitlist.com/96gift/giftkneehighs.htm

Hope these help somewhat..

Barb R.

The comments to this entry are closed.