I completed my first sock last night. I followed the pattern, against my better instincts, when it instructed me to use the same size needles for ribbing as for the rest of the sock.
I’m pretty sure I can just cut off the ribbing, pick it out of the (different colour) body stitches, and pick up the body stitches. Does anyone know better or think he sees a problem? I imagine I won’t be able just to unravel it down to the colour change, as it was knit cuff-down, and will have to pull rib stitches out of the body stitches.