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10-27-2007, 09:30 PM
which is the tighter ribbing 1x1, 1x2, 2x2, 2x3, etc
I am making Socks for my Daughter, and she has Cankles. I did them following the recomended pattern but a couple less decreases than called for, and they were WAY to loose on her legs, I have taken the stitch count down to 36 around, but want a tighter ribbing than 2x2 that i had before.
I would LOVE to have feedback from some more experienced Sock Knitters
Thanks in advance


10-27-2007, 10:14 PM
I've made lots of socks, and I find that a 2x2 rib has the best 'hug' to the leg. If you're having problems with the cuff being too loose, have you tried using a needle size one or two sizes smaller for the ribbing??

Jan in CA
10-27-2007, 10:32 PM
Cankles? :??

I think 2x2 ribbing is the stretchiest. I agree that going down a needle size or two might solve your problem.

10-27-2007, 10:45 PM
Cankles http://static.urbandictionary.com/thumbsup.gif (javascript:void(0)) 433 up, 59 down http://static.urbandictionary.com/thumbsdown.gif (javascript:void(0))
The area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus; medical cause: adipose tissue surrounding the soleus tendon, probably congenital, worsened by weight gain and improved in appearance only by boots. From the English "calf" meaning wide portion of the lower leg, and "ankle" meaning slender joint of leg with foot.
If I didn't have cankles, I might be able to wear those Prada loafers with my capri pants.

10-28-2007, 12:44 AM
How about a bit of elastic thread knitted in with the ribbing?

10-29-2007, 09:14 PM
thanks for explaining her ankle appearance, its frustrating because she is such an athletic pretty girl, and almost NO taper at all, Could be worse, her sister has VERY tapered ankles, and has pain everytime something touches her achiles tendon.
I am planning to reduce the stitch count a bit more, then retry, and since I M using my Harmoneys, i can change the tips easily