Welcome to day 3 in the Fourth Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I’m knitting for house monkey – the thinking knitters.
Today ( search 4KCBWDAY3 to find other participants), the brief is:
Make your own infographic […] to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched presentation of an idea/finding.
When knitting a sock, do you ever wonder how far until you are half way? (If you don’t, then bear with me).
Consider a sock…
My grand plan for today was a way to calculate your progress for any sock. I’m still working on the spreadsheet for the general case, but I’m ready to present my findings for a specific case.
There are surprisingly few variables in a standard top-down sock. I chose a 68 stitch sock, 12 rows of ribbing, 5 and a half inches of leg at a row gauge of 12 rows to the inch. A heel flap of 38 rows on half the stitches, a heel turn using Cookie A’s formula then gusset decreases at two stitches every other row. A total foot length of 9 inches, including a toe with 4 decreases every other round, moving to every round for the last few rows. End with a graft over 16 stitches.
How many stitches are there in the sock? 14,329. (I counted slipped stitches and decreases as single stitches). Have a click through the infographic to see your progress after each stage. The second one shows when you can truly say you are a quarter, half or three quarters of the way through.
Don’t forget to make the second sock.