Two piece sock
This sock takes account of the heel and fits without excessive wrinkling at the front of the ankle, but it involves extra work, and isn't nearly as good as the newer pattern I was delighted to work out recently.
- Measure around the back of your ankle, midway between your two anklebones (the outer one will be slightly lower than the inner one). This measurement should be parallel to the ground. Note the distance from this measurement to the lowest leg circumference you took.
- Measure around the bottom of your foot, from anklebone to anklebone. This should be vertical.
- Measure around your heel, from the back of your ankle behind your anklebones, to the bottom of your foot.
- Now measure across the from of your ankle, from anklebone to anklebone, again noting the distance from the lowest leg measurement you took.
- Take a couple of circumferential measures around your foot, towards your toes, noting the distance between these measurements.
- Draw around your toes on some paper.
- The pattern you're aiming for looks something like the one on the right.
- A is the rear anklebone-anklebone measure.
- G is the width of the base of the heel.
- B is from A to G. C and D are the length from the anklebone to the side of the base of the heel.
- F is the under-foot anklebone-anklebone measure, and E is the length from G to F.
- J and H are the measures from the anklebone to the side of the toe's knuckle; the remaining wedge shape is for the toes.
- Don't cut the toes too short, or the sock will be too short, and uncomfortable.
- If you're making a catsuit with separate front and back leg pieces, just attach the sock pieces to the ends.
- If you're making a catsuit with a single leg piece, make the bottom-of-foot piece (yellow) as part of the leg pattern piece, and cut a vertical slit in the leg piece as shown, to make attaching L to K easy.
- Sew K to L if you have a one-piece leg. (If using a thick fabric like velvet, use a flat seam like zig-zag; if a thin fabric like spandex, use a right-sides-together serged style seam.)
- Sew C to D on each side.
- Sew H to J on each side, and around the toes. This should form part of a single seam along the side(s) of the leg.