I'm working on my first pair of socks, and knitting from the toe up. I loved the magic cast on using 2 sets of circular needles, and so far, both socks are progressing nicely.
However, I've noticed that the socks already seem to be too wide, so I am looking for advice. The directions from the book "Getting Started Knitting Socks" suggest to knit the width of the sock to match the widest circumference of the foot. I should have thought about this a little more before starting. If the circumference of the sock matches the circumference of the foot exactly, the sock will lie on top of the foot, but will not be a snug fit. Is this the nature of handmade socks? In my mind, I would guess that the sock should be knit to be xx% smaller than the circumference of the foot so the sock hugs the foot.
Does anyone have a formula that has worked well for them, like knit the sock 10% smaller than the foot? I don't want the socks to be super tight, but they should hug my feet at least a little bit.
Thanks for any suggestions!
And...the crocheted cat finally did get some legs over the weekend.