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When to Start Your Fleegle Heel, Based On Shoe Size

Liat Gat - Founder

December 31, 2021

How to knit a Fleegle Heel toe-up sock using just shoe size, new child's sizes for many popular KnitFreedom patterns, and a new, easy cast-on video for KnitFreedom members: "My Grandma's Cast-On." Plus, left-handed knitters get mirror-image videos!

When to Start Your Fleegle Heel, Based On Shoe Size

Gold Gift BoxIf you like giving your Fleegle Heel socks as a gift or a surprise, you’ll know that needing the recipient’s foot to measure to the front of the ankle is a big stumbling block.

No longer! Now you can estimate when to start the heel based on the recipient’s shoe or foot size. I have calculated that you should start the heel at about 60% of the foot length. This may not be accurate for everyone’s foot, so when in doubt, ask them to measure.

To estimate based on the recipient’s shoe size or foot measurements, use the chart below:

When to Start Your Fleegle Heel, Based On Shoe Size

Women’s

Click to download Women’s chart

US Size

UK Size

Euro Size

Inches

CM

Start Fleegle Heel at… (inches)

Start Fleegle Heel at… (cm)

4

2

35

8 1/4''

21

5''

12.6

4.5

2.5

35

8 1/2''

21.6

5 1/8''

13

5

3

36

8 5/8''

21.9

5 1/8''

13.1

5.5

3.5

36

8 3/4''

22.2

5 1/4''

13.3

6

4

37

9''

22.9

5 3/8''

13.7

6.5

4.5

37

9 1/8''

23.2

5 1/2''

13.9

7

5

38

9 1/4''

23.5

5 5/8''

14.1

7.5

5.5

38

9 1/2''

24.1

5 3/4''

14.5

8

6

39

9 5/8''

24.4

5 3/4''

14.6

8.5

6.5

39

9 3/4''

24.8

5 7/8''

14.9

9

7

40

10''

25.4

6''

15.2

9.5

7.5

40

10 1/8''

25.7

6''

15.4

10

8

41

10 1/4''

26

6 1/8''

15.6

10.5

8.5

41

10 1/2''

26.7

6 1/4''

16

11

9

42

10 5/8''

27

6 3/8''

16.2

11.5

9.5

42

10 3/4''

27.3

6 1/2''

16.4

12

10

43

11''

27.9

6 5/8''

16.7

To see the charts for men’s and children’s sizes as well, see our Fleegle Heel Resource Page.

New Video! Grandma’s Cast-On

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New! Baby and Child Sizes Now Available for Many KnitFreedom Patterns

Keep your little loved ones warm in KnitFreedom patterns sized for kids! These patterns have been technically edited but we did not test-knit every size, so email us or leave a comment if you have any issues.

Left-Handed Videos Now Available for KnitFreedom Classes

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In your class, under the regular video, you’ll see a link to the left-handed (mirror-image) version of the video. If you don’t see a link to a video and would like us to add left-handed videos to a particular class, let us know!

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If you are feeling any pain during or after a long bout of knitting, please make sure to get up every 20 minutes or so and simply stretch your back. It takes 20 seconds.

The following two resources can help you prevent and relieve knitting pain fast.

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  1. I always find Pinterest very difficult to navigate. You offer free patterns but very few am I actually able to find

    1. Hi Bobbie,
      You’re so welcome! I’m glad these are going to be useful for you.
      That’s actually our neighbor’s baby, I took the photo more than a year ago, so he’s even bigger now. Here is our baby (now more than two years old!) modeling the hat, also about a year ago:

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