I just finished a pair of Broadripple socks, and I’m going to start a new pair soon. I’m interested in experimenting with a ruffled cuff on an anklet-length sock. However, most of the instructions I’ve come across for ruffles place the ruffles at the end of the finished object, and not at the beginning (which would be the cuff of these socks, since they’ll be knit top-down). I’m wondering if this would work-
- Cast on required # of stitches for cuff
- Knit into front and back of every stitch, as most ruffle directions indicate
- Knit around
- Decrease back to original stitch count and continue from there
I might just have to test this, but I don’t want to waste the effort if one of you seasoned sock knitters knows it won’t work. The other option, as I see it, it to knit the sock without the ruffle. Then I could go back and pick up stitches along the cast-on edge, make the ruffle, and bind off. Any thoughts?
I’m quickly becoming addicted to knitting socks- I love them because there are so many possibilities for different design elements (different heels, toes, stitch patterns, cuffs, etc), and yet, they’re small and portable enough to provide (relatively) quick gratification.