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How to Measure Your Foot for Knit Socks

You'll need both a hard ruler and a soft tape measure.

There's nothing better than a cozy pair of hand knit socks and nothing worse than an ill-fitting, baggy pair. It's worth spending some time, before you start knitting, taking good measurements of the feet the socks will be worn on.

For the best measurements, you'll need to use a hard ruler to measure foot length and a soft tape measure for the foot circumference. Also, it's good to take measurements early in the day because activity and warm temperatures can cause feet to swell a bit.

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