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BobbiKnits
07-13-2008, 06:47 PM
I've looked and looked, and just can't find a good basic knee sock pattern. I want to make the kind with just the two different colored stripes at the top. It would probably help if I knew what they were called... If anyone knows of a good pattern for those, or could just tell me if I need to do any decreases between my calves and ankles, it would be really helpful.

cacunn
07-13-2008, 07:20 PM
BobbiKnits I have used the Hour Glass Knee Sockulator (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/1037) at
http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/1037 to calculate the increases/decreases for kilt hose.

BobbiKnits
07-14-2008, 12:50 AM
Do you think I could get away with not doing any decreases if I used ribbing and a really stretchy yarn? I've been looking at different pictures of store bought tube socks online, and that's how they all seem to be made.

cacunn
07-14-2008, 08:26 AM
Do you think I could get away with not doing any decreases if I used ribbing and a really stretchy yarn? I've been looking at different pictures of store bought tube socks online, and that's how they all seem to be made.

My question would be what is the difference in the size of your ankle and calf? I my case my ankle is 10.5 inches and the calf is 19 inches. I think there would be to much difference to use only ribbing to account for the difference. (disclaimer I am new to knitting and have completed two knee high socks - two differenct patterns and one baby sock I am not an expert - I'm not even a spurt) If the difference is only a few inches then ribbing should work.

Why not post this question over at the sock KAL thread. Any Sock KAL 2 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74646) there some people there that can give you good information.

Kithic
07-14-2008, 08:46 AM
How about the Quidditch Socks pattern?
http://knit.atypically.net/socks/sports/
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quidditch-socks
It is also available in the book Charmed Knits.

Mirl56
07-14-2008, 09:39 AM
You don't have to make these quite so tall or so strippy.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTverytallsocks.html

Denise in Michigan
07-15-2008, 01:00 PM
Do you think I could get away with not doing any decreases if I used ribbing and a really stretchy yarn? I've been looking at different pictures of store bought tube socks online, and that's how they all seem to be made.
I've never made kneesocks, but I have knit four or five dozen pairs of mid-calf socks (the leg 7-8 inches long). For even this length, I find that a few decreases as I near the ankle help the socks fit better and stay up better. I would think that for a knee-high sock, both increase and decrease shaping would add to comfort and "stay-up-ability", even if ribbing were used.