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Old 02-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Sock knitters - to cuff or not to cuff - what is your preference?
When knitting basic socks that go up past the ankle, do you generally knit a ribbed cuff for a few inches and then go stockinette, or do you prefer to rib/pattern the entire leg?
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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I rib the entire top of the sock.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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I knit one with the leg ribbed and one with only a couple inches of ribbing the rest in stockinette. Ribbing stays up better if you don't like your socks slipping.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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So far, just ribbing for about 2 inches then stockinette. But I'm going to try ribbing for a whole sock at some point.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I knit one with the leg ribbed and one with only a couple inches of ribbing the rest in stockinette.
How interesting! How come you choose to do one sock one way and the other sock the other way?
I'm assuming you meant you do this in the same pair of socks? Or did you mean you alternate between different pairs...
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:00 PM   #6
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I've only knit two pairs and I knit two inches of ribbing at the cuff, but I'd like to try a pair with the leg ribbed- seems like it would hold your leg better.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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i almost never do the same thing twice!

but i have 2 times, ribbed the back of the stock (with the ribbing in V pattern (starting center back and ever few rounds more and more ribbing, until all the stitches in back are ribbed)

once i just ribbed the back, most recently, i started ribbing in back, then continued ribbing (in a straight line) to front, and ribbed all the way round.

but i don't always rib top edge of the sock... (and sometimes i do 1 X1, and other times 2 X 2, and sometimes do 3X1)

for me the fun of socks is making each pair different!
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How interesting! How come you choose to do one sock one way and the other sock the other way?
I'm assuming you meant you do this in the same pair of socks? Or did you mean you alternate between different pairs...
I was wondering the same thing, But I'll bet she means two different pairs of sox
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I knit one with the leg ribbed and one with only a couple inches of ribbing the rest in stockinette. Ribbing stays up better if you don't like your socks slipping.
yah, me too.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:43 PM   #10
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If I'm not putting a stitch pattern in the sock, I rib the whole cuff. Most cuff's with a pattern are nice and snug with a few inches of ribbing at the top. At least that's how I see it
And BTW I'm now as we speak working on some fixation sock's. I'm doing both at the same time on two different set's of circular needle's. I'm ribbing the complete cuffs, about 6 inches. That's the part that takes the longest for me.
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