Essential to Perfection by Hunter Hammersen

Essential to Perfection

by Hunter Hammersen
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 6.75 [7.57, 8.75, 9.75, 10.75] inches.
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The fit of the stocking is almost as essential to the perfection of the foot as that of the boot or the shoe itself. It should be large enough to allow freedom to the toes, and not so large as to wrinkle on the foot. In a well-fitting stocking the foot can be more accurately measured than otherwise, and the comfort of the foot is sadly impeded by an ill-fitting one.

Social Life or The Manners and Customs of Polite Society
Maud C Cooke, 1896

A custom fit is one of the many points in favor of hand-knit socks. With five sizes and stretchy panels of one-by-one ribbing on the sides, these socks are sure to fit beautifully. I can’t quite promise they’ll leave you with perfect feet, but I’m sure they’ll be a good start.