More modern math. Please check my work. (or maybe not) Unless of course you are Mr. Morrison, my algebra teacher from 9th grade and then I say &%#@ *!^.
(Damn it I am still not going to do toe up socks. I’m going to fight it to the end. Just because.) 5:33 am as I was grabbing some socks out of my sock drawer I noticed that my handknit socks when folded over are just about split so 50% is above and 50% the heel turn. Duh.
So I was a-thinkin’ (dangerous I know without a safety net, lifeboat or coffee) that I should be able to figure out proportion/percentage wise how much yarn is needed for a cuff, heel flap/gussett, foot and toe. In grams. For handspun. I drew up this crude diagram with the measurements. I always use the same number of stitches around on the cuff as I do the foot. I can add say 10% to the total for fudge factor/life boat. Or not.
8.5 inches from top of cuff to heel turn, 9.5″ from heel turn to kitchner graft. I’d say 45% (top) and 55% (bottom) since the toe has decreases. So (using kitkatknit logic) if I use about 1/3 of my yarn alloted for one sock and then start on my heel flap, I should be OK. Everybody with me here? My latest handspun is 110 grams, 55 grams alloted per sock. So tomorrow I am going to use 18 grams for the cuff. That should leave 9 grams for heel flap/gussett, 18 grams for foot and 9 for toe. Roughly. Your mileage may vary.
You can stop laughing now Jessica. Just wait till I win the Nobel Prize in Knitting Math for this one.