I like the idea of making socks from the toe up because you can make the cuff whichever length is needed for the amount of yarn you have. However, I have not been able to find a bind off that is satisfactory and looks nice. After spending all that time making the sock I don't want the bind off to scream HOMEMADE!
Three times now I have made socks this way just to frog the whole pair and redo them from the cuff down. That is a lot of wasted time, but I figure it's better to redo them than for me to never wear them.
All of the socks I make now are from the cuff down. The cuffs look so much better and are stretchy enough to comfortably go on my feet.
I want to know though what the ratio is between these two methods. And, is there really a nice cuff bind off?
If you make your socks from the toe-up, please list your bind off instructions along with a good picture of the finished cuffs, if you can. Thanks!