Large Calf sock pattern please?

I am looking for a sock pattern for fingering weight sock yarn to accomodate a 12" calf and 8" foot. I am thinking something stretchy would work, but don’t want a monotonous rib pattern. I could probably work with a larger needle for the cuff and decrease as I go toward the ankle. Any ideas? I’m an intermediate knitter. Thanks for any and all ideas.:slight_smile:

Maybe this info will help.

THis is what I decided upon for the pattern. It is from Barbara Bush’s [U]Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Travelling Knitter.[/U] the pattern is called Canal du Midi and I used Knitpicks Essential Dusk. View the picture at:

Allison M.
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Thanks for showing us your finished socks - they turned out great - nice pattern!