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Waiting socks | Celtic Cast On

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Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal 4-ply

Needles: U.S. 1’s / 2.25 dpn’s

I needed something mindless to knit on while I waited in the car mostly. I wanted to knit some simple socks but try a new stitch count. My current plain hand knit sock always seem perfect when they are first off the needles but then stretch out after a couple of wears and are always falling off my heels.

I cast on 56 sts for this pair as an experiment in hopes of finding the perfect fitting plain sock for my feet. I knit these top down with a heel flap,the best recipe to fit my foot. Upon bind off I found that they were quite tight on my foot but knew that they might stretch a bit with wear.

I gave them a good soak before letting them dry on my sock blockers while we built the deck. *More on that deck soon* I have worn them a few times but its getting hotter here and the chance to wear hand knit socks is hopefully few and far between until Fall….I hope.

So far my findings are that maybe 58 sts would be best???  Right now the 56sts are wearable but a bit on the tight side.

I do have a pair of rainbow socks that I knit toe up with a heel flap and those are the best fitting plain socks I have. Only problem is I didn’t write down what I did when I knit them….

I guess there will be another experimental pair in my future… that or I could just stick to patterned socks?

What amount of sts gives a best fitting sock for your foot?