A friend of mine has lipedema. Since she has a hard time finding long pants that fit I’d like to make her some nice knee high socks.
I’d like to do them toe up and I can find a million patterns. But I’m trying to figure out increases. Her feet are foot sized and the ankle goes with them size wise. But then her legs get larger fast. Like, in less than 2 inches.
I know I want to do ribbing so there’s some give. I may need a good way to keep the top of the socks up too.
I’m looking for suggestions and insight into how to do these socks.
I’ve been knitting for a while and I’m decent at socks, but I’m just not sure how to do very drastic increases while still making socks that will actually stay up.
The gal I want to make them for suggested buttons at the top to help keep them closed and up. I’m intrigued by the idea but baffled about how to do it. Or if/how it would even work