The sock at the standard 60 sts fits women's shoe sizes 6 to 8 1/2 no problems.For a smaller foot -- up to size 6 1/2 or so -- cast on and work 56 sts for the leg. The rest remains much the same -- heel is worked on 27 sts (therefore you're putting 29 sts on hold for the instep), 21 heel rows (although I'd go down to 19 if you're working for a very small foot) pick up 15 (again, 14 for a very small foot) for the gusset. Work gusset decreases so you're back down to 56 stitches. And start the toe decreases 5cm/2 inches short of the desired foot length.
For a larger foot -- size 9 or above -- cast on 64 sts. Work an additional 1-3cm/1/2 - 1 in for the leg.
RS: K21, skp, turn.
WS: P11, p2tog, turn.
RS: K11, skp, turn.
and repeat the last two rows to turn the heel. You’ll have 13 left over, and pick up 16 sts for the gusset. Then decrease the gusset down to 64 sts for the foot.
And of course, lengthen the foot to suit – toe decreases start 5cm/2 ins short of your foot length.Anyone want a men's version?