Well, they are finally off the needles and covering my “tooties.”
I thought I might let you in on my secret of keeping them UP!
I have found that elastic thread crocheted to the inside of the top of the rib does a good job. You might also notice, if you take the time to look at some of the commercial socks, they also use this method.
It is really easy to do. Using a small crochet hook, make a slip knot in the elastic thread leaving about 6 inches for a tail. I begin my crocheting about 2 sts down from the top edge. I use the knit 2 sequence of the rib to anchor the crocheted chain, then chain 2 between the sections of the rib. Slip stitch you elastic into the right leg of the first selected knit stitch, then slip stitch into the left leg of the knit stitch directly to the left. The next step is to chain 2(which take care of the purl 2 section), then repeat the 2 slip stitches as before in the next group of knit 2’s to your left. The tension you use to hold back on the elastic thread will determine how tight it is, so be gentle. When you have completed the round, leave a 6 inch tail and pull the elastic through the last slip stitch.
DO NOT TIE IT OFF.
Put the stocking on, and see how it works. If you need to tighten it a bit, then simply release the elastic, pull it out and tighten your tension a bit more.
You can work 1-3 rounds of this elastic chain, spacing the chains about 2-3 stitches apart. I made my second round 3 stitches below the first round.
They worked for me.
Give it a try!
Oh! Be sure to check out the pattern charts I uploaded for you in my last post. Check out “Nordic Boot Sock Ideas.”