I knit a pair of infant socks over the weekend and used a different method for the cast-on and 1st row (top of sock). I read in one of my sock books that to get a stretchy cuff, you can cast on double the amount of stitches and then do a rapid decrease on the 1st row.
So, I doubled the amount of cast on stitches, on the 1st row I did a rapid decrease (k2 together, p2 together), then on the 2nd row I had the correct amount of stitches for K1, P1 ribbing (for the length of the leg).
Has anyone else done this? If so, did you find it to be too loose? It turned out rather interesting looking. The top of the cuff flairs out slightly, but it looks cute. My concern now is that maybe it is too loose. Or will the ribbing still keep the leg of the sock from slipping down?