Sock Knitting 101: How a Sock is Supposed to Fit | Interweave
Learning how to fit a sock in your sock knitting projects is demystified in this very helpful knitting blog on fitting socks the simple way.
Galder, ’charm’ or ’incantation’ is Old English and relates to Old Norse galdr; from the verb galan, ’to sing’. The Oxford English Dictionary only lists two known usages of the word, one in Beowulf, the other dated c1205. In a way, knitting these socks reminded me of flowing, rhythmical chanting or weaving a spell. The cable begins to take form in the cuff, travels down the leg, finally splitting into two smaller cables that meander all the way to the heel and the toe.