View Full Version : Best rib for cuff of sock??

08-07-2005, 09:23 PM
Uh, yeah....the topic pretty much says it all. Which rib pattern do you prefer for the cuff of a sock?? I've done 1x1 and 2x2. I like the 2x2 but this last time it seemed too loose. Not sure why. I am experimenting with a 3x3 rib but I'm not sure if it will be looser or tighter than the others.

08-07-2005, 09:56 PM
hmm that's a good question, KQ. though I would have to say I like my ribbing to be 1x3 or 1x4.

08-07-2005, 10:07 PM
Dang, R, you beat me to it. I was gonna say 1x2 just to be difficult. :P

08-07-2005, 10:14 PM
hehe, wasn't trying to be difficult, it's just that particular rib pattern is on the socks that I'm wearing at the moment.

08-07-2005, 10:26 PM
Yeah, but I was TRYING to be difficult.

08-07-2005, 10:29 PM
Yeah, but I was TRYING to be difficult.

Oh well, in that case, TRY harder :lol:

08-07-2005, 10:36 PM
I do, everyday...

08-09-2005, 02:53 PM
In the last two pairs of socks I've done 2x2. I like it. Infact, to help the sock stay put, I've done 2x2 all the way down the leg - but then again, we are talking about knee-highs that I plan on wearing with my skirts.

08-09-2005, 03:01 PM
I suppose I will be difficult and say that I have no fave!! LOL
Knitting the cuff in a smaller diameter needle is often done so that the cuff will be tight; especially if you are playing with colorwork & there's not much ribbing.