Socks for swollen feet?

I need to make socks for a friend who recently has had some very serious heart issues. His feet are swollen so he has a very difficult time finding socks that fit him. He wants them to be loose around the ankles.

Any suggestions on how to do this? Do I just add a ton of co stitches and then decrease to the normal stitches when I get to the heel?

Maybe a very large size with really stretchy yarn?

I found this pattern entitled ‘not for skinny legs’…it may be helpful :smiley:

Oh! Thank you for that pattern link. That is very helpful! :smiley:

Ingrid - what kind of yarn would you use? I think stretchy yarn sounds like a really good idea considering his feet are bigger at night, etc.

I looked at elann.com and searched for stretch and came up with this. Schachenmayr

I’m sure there are other stretch yarns out there.

I was also thinking that if you made a tube sock, it might be easier to get on and off.

Oh that looks perfect. And I see your point about the tube socks being easier to get on and off. :thinking:

Maybe some slippers would be good? They aren’t as high as socks but I think they’d be loose on the ankles. I found these off the top of my head.
http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/slipper/index.html

I originally suggested slippers but he wants socks to go under the slippers for warmth. I like that pattern though! My aunt had me searching all over middle tennessee for slippers just like that for Christmas! :lol: Looks like she will get some handmade ones soon.

My list just keeps growing and growing. :lol: