Photo of hand knit socksPhoto of hand knit socksI developed a formula that lets me knit socks with a custom fit. My feet are long and skinny with very high arches, and I need ankle and calf shaping too. I experimented until I found a method that works, and has the added benefit of being easily memorizable. I’m also making use of the Fleegle Heel, which is not only easy to knit (no gusset holes!), but also easy to remember without having to constantly look at a pattern.

Now that the engineering is complete, I have been knitting a lot of socks! I collected data on how long, on average, it took me to complete each major section (toe, foot, gusset, heel, leg and ribbing) and learned that I can finish a pair of socks a week as long as I knit during my commute to and from work. They are such good little traveling projects, and after last year’s many sweaters, I am enjoying the instant gratification aspect too.