I'm knitting a pair of socks for my dd to wear with her boots. I want to make them the correct length for her foot. I measured an outline of her foot when she last visited, and the length is 9.75". My pattern says to:
Continue working evenly (no more decreases) until foot measures desired length -- or 6.5(7.5) inches. You measure from the little ridge where you picked up the stitches on the heel -- the gusset. You can make this the exact length required for the sock wearer's foot -- if you take their total foot length and subtract about 1.25 or 1.5 inches for the heel part, then subtract another 1.5 to 2 inches for the toe.
I'm still a little confused as to where, exactly, that I place the end of the measuring tape on the heel end. :?? I tried to post a pic of the sock, so it could be pointed out to me exactly where to begin measuring, but apparently I'm no better at picture posting than reading a pattern. I couldn't get it to work. :wall: