I am making another pair of socks for my old pop because he doesn’t like his other bed socks. These ones are of 30% angora, 70% lambswool. Glad I knit these cuff down or I wouldn’t have noticed that the ribbing isn’t stretchy. I used 2x2 ribbing and can see that it’s not pulling in at all. Is this a property of the fibre? Is angora not stretchy and I never heard about it? I thought stretchiness/pulling in was a property of ribbing!
It calls for 4.5 mm needles, I used 5.5 mm double-stranded and knit a bit tightly.
How much will this improve if I try it stranded together with a stretchier wool? Would I be better off using 1x1 ribbing in that case to make it pull in even more?
My pop’s freakishly skinny ankles thank you! (feet 25 cm around, instep 28 cm, ankles 21 bloody cm!)