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Ribbed Cuff

Cuffs don’t have to be dull and are a great way to change up a sock’s look without disrupting the pattern! Your sock cuff can be anything you dream; the only real rule to ensure you follow is that it stays stretchy enough to get on comfortably and off your foot and hold well enough to keep your sock up.

Ribbed cuffs are quite common and incredibly functional. They’re also a great way to make the cuff a little more snuggly on your leg.

Frequently used sock ribbing includes:

  • 2×2 (K2, P2) Ribbing
  • 1×1 (K1, P1) Ribbing
  • 1×1 (K1-tbl, P1) Twisted Rib

Ribbed Cuff Cuff-DownCuff-Down Ribbed Cuff Directions

Using your preferred cuff-down sock cast-on (I favor the Old-Norwegian Cast-On), cast on 48 [52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72] stitches. Join in the round, being careful not to twist it.

Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * across round.

Work round 1 until your cuff measures 2”/ 5 cm or your desired cuff length. Continue working your leg as desired.


Ribbed Cuff Toe-upToe-Up Ribbed Cuff Directions

Having already worked your 48 [52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72] stitch count leg,

Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * across round.

Work round 1 until your cuff measures 2”/ 5 cm or your desired cuff length. Bind off using a stretchy bind-off; remember, you’ll want your bind-off to be stretchy enough to get your sock on and off comfortably.


Tip: if you’re a very tight knitter, go up a needle size when you’re casting on or binding off! This will help ensure make the cuff stretchy enough to get on and off your foot with ease. There’s nothing worse than knitting a sock that you can’t get on!

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