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TOE-UP SOCKS CALCULATOR

I love knitting socks from the toes up (I'm currently also working on a pattern for such socks! :)). You can check the fit, if you are playing yarn chicken you can make the leg and cuff shorter. I think there are many advantages. As for top-down sweaters.


But there is one aspect to them that can be quite challenging. When should I start with the gusset and heel so my sock won't be neither too long nor too short?


You don't have to worry anymore! Just use my toe-up socks calculator. :)




I believe this calculator can work for every sock pattern but you need to know or find a few numbers in the pattern.


You need the following information:

  • Your actual round gauge (not the one stated in the pattern unless they match). If you don't know your actual round gauge knit about 7.5 cm / 3 inches, then wash and block the sock and measure how many stitches there are per 5 cm/2 inches. Next, you need to multiply this number by 2 to get the round gauge per standard 10 cm / 4 inches.
  • Number of gusset rounds.
  • Number of foot stitches. Which is just how many stitches you currently have on your needle (after you finish increases for toe shaping).
  • Your actual foot length. To measure your foot length all you need is a blank sheet of paper. Lay it down on a flat surface. Then, step barefoot on the paper and transfer your whole weight onto the leg. Now, you can start measuring, as follows:


  1. Mark the heel and the longest toe (the furthest point of the foot from the heel) on the paper using a pencil.
  2. Measure the distance between these two points.



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