help knitting ankle socks

Hello I found a wonderful person who has promised to help me make the heel and toe of the sock when I have made the sock shaft.
My question is how many masks should I make in order to start on the shaft ?
the leg messure 33,5 cm - 34 cm in circumference where I want to start and Im knitting With jarn of 100 g and 210m long and a needel size of 4 mm.
My next question is when I have made a few
rows if I then should take it a bit in, in order to better fit the anatomical shape or what I should do ? how I should doe it?
Many thanks

Are you going to knit ribbing at the cuff of the sock?
Does your yarn give a number for stitches/cm?
There are patterns for ankle socks on Ravelry that can be a guide. Here’s one for a first time sock knitter in worsted weight. Your yarn may be a bit heavier but this will at least give you an idea of how to start.

I love making socks toe-up. There’s very little cast on, no picking up stitches for the gusset, fitting is easy, and you won’t have to decrease from the cuff to the leg. I adjust for a larger top by increasing needle size. I have a high instep and the Fleegle heel is the only one I use. I learned from knitfreedom.com. Here’s a link to any size sock from any weight yarn. https://www.knitfreedom.com/free-pattern/sock-formula/

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I learned the knit to fit method for toe up socks and that’s how I do them. For myself I use a faux heel flap and increases for a very, very high instep. I did one pair of slipper socks cuff down with a heel flap, picking up gusset stitches just to know how they work and saw no reason for doing it that way. Cuff down can use the Strong heel (cuff down Fleegle heel) or a faux heel flap but I generally prefer toe up. I thought about mentioning toe up and knit to fit but the OP seemed interested in cuff down and I didn’t want to add confusion. Still, I do think toe up is a good way to do a first pair.

I learned how to do socks from Lifestyle Toe Up Socks - No Swatch Needed before there was an actual pattern. I was running down blog posts. I think a pattern called Straight Up Socks on Ravelry is toe up, knit to fit, with a Fleegle heel.

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Thank you for the quick and helpful response

after seeing all your replies, I have realized that it might actually be easier to make the toe and heel myself with the toe-up method thanks a lot for your help.

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I have realized that I will make the toe and heel my self with the toe up method thanks and I think I will use your method, thanks a lot for showing it to me. have a nice day

When you have questions be sure to ask! Including a link to whatever pattern you decide on will be helpful. Some of us have knit a lot of socks and may be able to help make things easier for you. There are some really good videos out there too! You may want to ask first about the cast on if you’ve never done one that allows you to work in the round as for a sock toe before. Just because a specific one is called for in a pattern doesn’t mean you can’t use another cast on if it works better for you.

Your success is important.

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:blush: Enjoy! Have fun! There will probably be bumps along the way, but don’t give up! I learn something new with each sock. We’re here to help!

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while following the YouTube for the pattern I made a mistake that seam to be the same in both ends on my work why is it happening and how am I supposed to continuously increase without it happening.
here is the picture of my work and my two problem places



I’m following this tutorial


she started by making increases after the first but afterward, she continuesly to do it for every third I do this but one cord on both sides just keeps getting longer.

Your knitting looks very nice so far but you’re correct, there is a mistake in the increases. The video demonstrator mentions (18:40min) that you can’t increase in the same place after the first increase at one stitch from each end. To work the increase she goes to 3sts from each end.
The same warning applies here. You can’t keep increasing at the same number of sts (3sts) from each end. What you can do however is increase at one stitch from the ends on this round. On the next round, increase at 3sts from the ends and keep alternating the placement of the increases so you won’t get the long strand that you point out in your photos.

What salmonmac said. Your knitting does look good! Personally I don’t use a lifted increase on socks, it’s fiddly for me with skinny needles and thin yarn but I do use it on other things. I’ve moved from kfb to a yo increase that I then knit through the back loop. Full disclosure: I do wedge toes with increases every other round so can’t say for certain that stacking increases of a different method every round would work to your satisfaction. I wanted to look at the seam free rounded toe she referenced but couldn’t find it easily.

One of the great things about knitting is having different ways to achieve the same result. Do feel free to change what you think would work better for you. Sometimes that means less thinking and simply easier and/or faster for me. I don’t follow directions well and color outside the lines whenever I like and I’m a kind of knitting heretic. Sometimes it might be best to ignore me.

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I thought that might be the problem but didt not know how to avoid it now I do thank you very much.

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not at all thank you for helping me finding a recipe I could read now it is easier to look at the recipe i cant read, and see the pattern.

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Once you do the heavy lifting on this pair the next should be easier. I made my first pair in worsted weight acrylic and wore them for house socks/slippers. That way I could get through the mysteries of what the heck I was doing faster and felt more confident moving to skinny sticks and what for me was incredibly thin yarn. You’ll do great! and learn things you had no idea you didn’t know I expect.

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thank you I hope I will

Thanks for the video. I think I might try these next. I’m currently finishing my first toe up socks for my granddaughter. I used a tutorial from yumi yarn, basic toe up sock, which was easy to follow. It has a child’s sock but also an adult one too. I am a visual learner so I enjoy the video tutorials. But I always enjoy finding different tutorials with something different to learn, in this case the Turkish cast on. Good luck with your socks.

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