Big Foot Knits
Pattern Download - 2013
Sign in to request
You must be logged in and have a valid library card to stream downloadable content
So many sock patterns are written as if one size fits all. But anyone who has larger feet and legs knows better. In this ingenious book, designer Andi Smith walks the bigger-footed among us through the steps of properly measuring our feet and legs, assessing the toe and heel shapes that fit us best, and adapting patterns to suit our shape. All this, plus 12 gorgeous sock patterns, each with instructions for modifying to your foot and for knitting top-down or toe-up.
submitted by crwilley on April 27, 2016, 10:09am
I had started to despair about my handknit socks ever fitting because sock patterns are usually written with the assumption that your leg is close enough to the same circumference as your foot that the stretchiness of the knitting will take care of any difference. This may be true for many people, but I apparently have larger calves than standard, so the legs of my socks stretched out to the point where they looked unattractive and then fell down.
This book is a godsend. The instructions go over the basics of measuring and calculating the shaping (including for custom-fit toes - the other place a standard sock pattern absolutely falls down on the job!), and then the 12 included patterns (which are gorgeous, although in a couple instances the yarn used for the model sock doesn't show the patterning off well) are easy to incorporate the shaping for custom-fitting into. It also gives guidelines for identifying other sock patterns that can be modified easily, so that gorgeous sock pattern you found on the Internet might still work for you.
Big Foot Knits submitted by JY 2005 on August 31, 2019, 11:51pm Knits for big feet. Useful for people with larger feet.