Here it is so far. I do like the way the Knit Picks Sock Garden is striping, even though I haven’t been able to see the pattern as much as I’d like. New unofficial poll — for those of you who like socks that are longer than anklets, how long do you think they should be? I’ve seen anywhere from 5 to 7 inches on other patterns and I’m not sure how long to make these since I prefer shorter socks. So what do you think? 5 inches? 6 inches? 7 inches? Longer? Shorter?

The first person who gives me the winning sock length will get a secret (even to me) sock related prize when Sockapaloooza socks go out …

Without further ado …


8 Responses to “114464386299679554”

  1. April 9, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    I usually make cuffs between 5 and 6 inches (5 1/2, but if there’s a pattern repeat it can be hard to be exact). That gives me a sock that stops just before my calf really widens and is more like a commercial sock. 🙂

  2. April 10, 2006 at 7:23 am

    I prefer a 6 inch cuff length. For me, that’s just the most comfortable.

  3. 3 Lu
    April 10, 2006 at 11:05 am

    I usually stop between 5 and 6 too, where I can if there is a pattern repeat.

  4. April 10, 2006 at 1:15 pm

    I say go for 6 inches. I like a shorter sock cuff too, but I suppose it all depends how snug the ribbing is. My storebought socks are all about 7 inches, but I think since handknit are a little softer, and thicker, it’s better to go shorter and have more or tighter ribbing 🙂

  5. April 10, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    I stop between 5 & 6 as well… that’s where my calf muscle starts and its also a good length to peek out of the tops of my hightop Cons.

    Good luck w/ the socks 🙂

  6. April 10, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    I like about 5 inches before starting the heel flap. I use 5 inch DPNs, and just knit till the cuff is the same length as one of the DPNs. Six inches seems a little too long for me.

    BTW those are lovely socks. Very pretty color!

  7. April 10, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the input! I’ll do 5 pattern repeats and then measure …

  8. April 18, 2006 at 10:22 pm

    Jennifer, it’s you! My pattern repeat ended at exactly 6 inches!

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