Monday, June 2, 2014

Socks that Fit KAL begins!

We want to make socks that fit - really fit. So we’re starting the Socks that Fit KAL (or CAL, whatever you want to do). We’re focusing on difficult-to-fit feet, ankles, and calves, but anyone who wants to knit socks is welcome to join us.

Here are the rules:
  1. There are no rules.
  2. Make any sock pattern you want.
  3. Use any yarn you want.
  4. Knit, crochet, whatever - it’s up to you.
  5. Share your experience, strength, and hope with the rest of us.
  6. Have fun.
  7. We begin on June 1, 2014, but please come and go as you please.
I'm not sure what I'm going to make yet, but I'm certain the pattern will come from Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith. This great book REALLY explains how to make socks for large feet.

I wear a 9.5 shoe with a C width. My friend Dottie measured my feet and declared I had thinner ankles that usual, but I sometimes have issues with the calf width on commercially made socks - socks without ribbing aren't wide enough for me. And since second grade I have hated knee socks. I never owned even a single pair of knee socks that stayed remotely close to my knees.

I'm going to be moving to a new apartment in July and have been cleaning out my stash in preparation. This weekend, I found three skeins of sock yarn I didn't even know I had! I also bought two skeins of Malabrigo Sock for this KAL. We'll see which yarn wins out in the end.

If you're interested in making socks that fit, or are a sock expert who wouldn't mind sharing tips and tricks, please come join the Socks the Fit KAL. We'd love to have you.

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