Knitting Tips: Sizing Socks for Adults and Children


These charts can be used to determine the length of knitted/crocheted socks for particular sizes. You might want to increase the foot length by 1/2 inch or so to accommodate shrinking, growth, or snugness.

Men’s Sizes

Shoe size / Foot length

Women’s Sizes

Shoe Size / Foot length

US
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
9
9.5
10
10.5
11
11.5
12
13
14
15
16
Inches
9.25″
9.5″
9.7″
9.75″
9.9″
10.1″
10.25″
10.4″
10.6″
10.75″
10.9″
11.”
11.25″
11.6″
11/9″
12.2″
12.5″

US
4
4.5
5
5.5
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
9
9.5
10
10.5
11
11.5
12
Inches
8.2″
8.4″
8.5″
8.75″
8.8″
9.0″
9.25″
9.4″
9.5″
9.7″
9.8″
10″
10.2″
10.3″
10.5″
10.7″
10.9″

Kid’s Sizes

Shoe size ——————— Foot length

0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
3.25″
3.5″
3.6″
3.75″
4″
4.1″
4.25″
4.5″
4.6″
4.75″
Approximate Age Infant
(0 – 12 months)
5.5
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
9
9.5
10
10.5
11
11.5
12
5″
5.1″
5.25″
5.5″
5.6″
5.75″
6″
6.1″
6.25″
6.5″
6.6″
6.75″
7″
7.1″
Children
(1 – 5 years)

12.5
13
13.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
5.5
6
6.5
7
7.25″
7.5″
7.6″
7.75″
8″
8.1″
8.25″
8.5″
8.6″
8.75″
9″
9.1″
9.25″
9.5″
9.6″
9.75″
Youth
(6 – 10 years)
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15 Responses to Knitting Tips: Sizing Socks for Adults and Children

  1. merp says:

    This is *awesome!* Just exactly what I’ve been needing (and of course, stumbled upon your blog when I wasn’t looking for this). Thanks so much for figuring this out and posting it!

  2. Pingback: Basic Socks in Various Sizes « Dances with Wools

  3. vickie says:

    your page on sock sizS DOES’NT COME IN FOR ADULTS

  4. katknit says:

    Vickie, try clicking on the link in comment 2.

  5. This was so helpful! I linked it with our weekly Fiber Arts Friday Blog Carnival as I know it will be beneficial to our readers.

  6. This is a wonderful resource. Thank you so much for posting it. – MaLinda

  7. Kate says:

    Perfect timing in posting this – making some socks for Christmas and baby gifts, and it’s really helpful to have this reference for sizing.
    Bookmarking it!!

  8. Corrie says:

    Wow, thanks for all the info!! I love that you’ve included all the sizes in one place. Very cool!

  9. Patty says:

    wonderful information….thanks for sharing it

  10. Abby says:

    Thanks! This is incredibly helpful!

  11. Maria H says:

    This is the first sock sizing chart that has my size and my son’s size 12 shoe with the exact length of our feet! Fantastic! …and thank you!

  12. Cat says:

    Do you know the width of the foot, per chance? I know kids have narrower feet than grown ups, but I don’t know by how much.

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