Thank you both jstrr1 and JTM. I suppose I just need to have confidence and 'go for it' then and will probably stick to the 80 sts. or less for my guys. I prefer using the circular needle.
You're right about the shoe size not being all that relevant, I noted it more to stress the BIG feet :-) Mine all have wide feet so once I get the one pair correct I'm hoping it'll just be plain sailing.
Thanks for the advice.
I'm on my second pair of socks following Simply in Stitches Youtube tutorial using 9" circular needles. I'm following her directions and used 64 sts for a woman's size 6 shoe size. I used Kroy sock wool for them and my DIL will try them on this weekend ready for me to complete the toe. The second pair (using Premier Wool-free sock yarn) and all subsequent pairs will be for men's size 13 shoe, I increased the number of stitches to 80 and although not yet completed they seem to fit.
For my next pair I'm going to try sockit2me's basic sock pattern for 12" circulars which seems to be based on 60sts.
How many stitches do you experienced sock knitters suggest I use for the size 13 shoe?
Is there a printed pattern available for 9" or 12" circular needles that lists stitch numbers and directions for the different foot sizes?
Comparing the two yarns I've used so far - the Kroy is thicker and a bit scratchy but will probably be warmer than the Premier which has no wool but is lovely and soft and makes a finer weight sock. I also like the Fair Isle effect of the Premier.
Any advice will be gratefully received.
Have a look at the 'city cape' on Ravelry. You could open the collar and have buttons - best of both worlds.
Received one from my DIL for Christmas - it's hanging on the door knob. Approx 3" diameter with 2 wooden needles - love it !
Coming from the UK I had never heard them called this. They were just blankets/lap blanket etc.
How was the crossing on QM? We left Southampton Nov 5th 2 years ago - rough cold and windy crossing. Captain at one point said "We are experiencing hurricane force winds but the ship will cope.." Sailing into NY was impressive though.
Glad the wallet was returned.
Thank you everyone. I also knitted her a larger one using Mandala Sparkle, and I must admit I preferred the Magic Light. Maybe there'll be a picture when she grows into that one.
No problems with the hurricanes though we returned from the UK last Thursday and our flight to Wilmington had been cancelled and all flights to Raleigh were fully booked so we rented a car and arrived in Washington DC in rush hour and torrential rain which was not pleasant. We decided to spend the night in a hotel enroute and finally got home Friday afternoon.
Here's my just turned one year old great niece in the Marianna Mel Top down dress I made. Actually I think it was the cardigan pattern but I changed it to a dress and put buttons on the back yoke. She lives in the UK so it was a guess-timate on sizing. I love the colors Ice Yarns Magic Light. The striping was just perfect for a small person. It was my first attempt at a headband and I just winged it, but it's not bad.
Always have a good response from Amazon re returns. Bought grill grids (wrong size)from Amazon but they came from a different affiliated site - no problems return accepted and full refund.
Purchased knitting books from Amazon via third party seller - not received, Amazon refunded no problem.
There's the phone number at bottom of Amazon page, they respond immediately.
Rio Grande on Northland Drive - may have changed its name though. Steak - typical meat and potatoes.
Gosh it just shows how styles change!. My 3 boys (now 42, 40 and 32) all wore lacy cardigans and matinee jackets far more fancy than this one!