Looking for sock pattern

ilhiker's picture

Hi guys,
I"m looking for a toe-up sock that uses Judy's magic cast on, and is made with worsted weight. I have a pattern that fits 8" circumference but I need 9 or 9.5". Does anyone know of one? Or, do you know how I should make adjustments to a smaller sock?
Thanks.
Mark

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SAPBrown's picture

I use Sock Wizard V2.0.4 I'll

I use Sock Wizard V2.0.4
I'll post the pattern I used/made there.
It is for size Men's 11(US) toe-up.

ilhiker's picture

Hi Quinton, I was thinking of

Hi Quinton,
I was thinking of 40-42 stitches as well. The cast on that I am using now for an 8" circumference is 30. I now have to figure out how to make adjustments to the other parts of the pattern. Thanks for the math as well. That makes perfect sense. Is there math to adjust the gusset and heel?

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Everyone's tips and

Everyone's tips and suggestions mirror what I'd recommend. But be prepared to rip back a few times, just in case. Hope you don't have to, though.

bobinthebul's picture

Hi - I like this one:

Hi - I like this one: http://www.socknitters.com/toe-up/tulessonone.htm

It's pretty much measure-as-you-go, so it's applicable to any yarn or needle combination. The only thing I'd change is that I'd use Judy's Magic Cast-on instead of the somewhat fiddly one she uses there. Then you can add pretty much any pattern you like to the instep and leg.

Also for the bind-off, I like the Amazingly Stretchy Bind-off, which you can find on YouTube demonstrated by Cat Bordhi. As long as your sock isn't too loose, it's a great one, but if your sock is loose, the the stretchy bindoff might be a little too relaxed.

ilhiker's picture

Thanks, Bob. I checked out

Thanks, Bob. I checked out socknitters and it looks like good info. I always use Judy's Magic Cast-On when making any kind of tubular knitted project. I like that it is seamless. I have made little bags for different things and it's great not to have to seam anything. I like the stretchy bind-off as well. I didn't at first, but it has proven to work pretty well.

Thanks again!

Mark

Buzzboy's picture

Mark, Try knitfreedom.com.

Mark, Try knitfreedom.com. Liat Gat is the instructor and he has a worsted sock pattern for toe up or top down. All you have to do is register. I think she is one of the great instructors. I have a couple of her ebooks and really like them. Hope this helps.

Dennis

ilhiker's picture

Hi Dennis, I got Liat's

Hi Dennis,
I got Liat's worsted sock and made a pair. I like her pattern, but I want to go up from a size 8 to 9 or 9.5. She really is a good writer and makes her patterns easy to understand. Unfortunately, she doesn't answer emails when questions are asked. :(
Thanks.
Mark

AKQGuy's picture

Gauge swatch the new yarn and

Gauge swatch the new yarn and adjust your counts appropriately to match the measurements given by the pattern. For example, with a sock yarn and appropriate needles you are at 8sts per inch, that would give you a circumferential stitch count of 72 sts for a 9in foot circumference (8sts x 9inches). But with a worsted if you have good tension and stitch lay out with a pair of favorite needles and 4.5 sts to the inch, you would have a circumferential stitch count of 40.5 (4.5sts x 9inches). I would either go up to 42 stitches or drop down to 40. Okay, I like a firm fitting sock so I would err on the side of 40, but being toe up you can try them on easily to assure such measurements. You adjust all other counts accordingly for gussets and heels. Make sure you take good notes so the second sock matches.

ilhiker's picture

Hi Quinton, I was thinking of

Hi Quinton,
I was thinking of 40-42 stitches as well. The cast on that I am using now for an 8" circumference is 30. I now have to figure out how to make adjustments to the other parts of the pattern. Thanks for the math as well. That makes perfect sense. Is there math to adjust the gusset and heel?

Mark

AKQGuy's picture

I usually go on a percentage

I usually go on a percentage formula. I find out what percentage of the total needed stitches you add for gussets or heels or for the toe number cast on and then find the equal percentage for your new total number of stitches. For example, if you were to do a cast on of 16 total for the 72 stitch circumference, that is 22 percent. 22 percent of 4o is about 8 so I would cast on 8, or four on each needle, and run from there.