Did you know that your knit and purl stitch tension can be completely different? Most people actually purl looser than they knit. Which means - for projects knit completely in the round - a flat swatch isn't going to give you accurate gauge information. Enter the world's weirdest fabric... essentially a giant i-cord that you can rip out and add in to your sock later if need be. Once you know your tension you can then plug the numbers into the FAL custom calculator and get snug-fitting personalised socks, just for your size!
Swatching in the Round
Prefer not to swatch at all? We understand it's not everyone's "cup of tea", so we've provided some standard sock numbers too. Just be aware that these may end up a little loose or a little tight. You'll still be learning as you go though and you can come back to a more customised pair next time around. Yes - sock knitting is that addictive.
Using the Calculators
Before you hit the link to the custom sock calculator page, here's a very quick guide on how to enter your numbers, read the results, and input them into your worksheet.