Okay…so I’ve just finished my 4th pair of socks. I love wearing my hand-knitting socks, but I’m finding that they’re not quite the custom fit that everyone raves about and I need help fixing that.
The foot size is fine, great, wonderful. I think I need to go down a needle size for the ribbing so that it stays up better.
The big question is about the ankles. I’m afraid if I go down a needle size for the entire leg, they’ll be too tight…I can wear them fine as they are; they just slouch a bit.
But look at the ankle in this picture. Is that just a needle size issue (smaller for ribbing, larger for leg, smaller at ankle and gusset, larger for foot?) Or is it a matter of doing some math and taking out a few stitches approaching the ankle and down through to the foot?
Help. Following a pattern is something I can do. Knitting math isn’t my forte!!