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For those of you who have done it (from Knitting Vintage Socks) did you stick to the pattern on the ribbing?<br><br>
I've finally decided on and started a pair of socks for DH. Our anniversary is coming up and he has been wanting socks forever now. I figure why not give him a pair on that day? Anyhow, I decided on something simple since I have been putting it off forever. I keep thinking he needs something fancy so to speak but that's just not him.<br><br>
So I am about 2 inches into the ribbing on the cuff. The picture in the book looks nice with the amount of ribbing there (about 4 1/4 inches) but as I measured I realized that is a TON of ribbing. I am almost always dissatisfied with the amount I do on my socks (which is why they get frogged a lot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) so I can't look at this objectively. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Is 4 inches an insane amount or should I just buck up and do it? For those who did less than the 4 inches, how long did you make it? Seems most socks stick to 2 inches...is that too short for a mans sock?
 

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I actually knit most of my socks with 4" I wouldn't do more than that, I did one at 3" once and it was ok. Im a total ankle sock girl with bought socks, but prefer them to be a bit longer when they are hand knit.
 

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I do 6 or 7 inches for my DP's socks.<br><br>
Of course, I've only made 3. Maybe that's why! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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