Welcome to the world of rolled sock cuffs, where comfort meets style in perfect harmony. The rolled sock cuff, also known as a folded cuff or roll-top cuff, is a versatile and trendy design that adds a touch of elegance to your favorite pair of socks. Whether you’re a seasoned sock enthusiast or just dipping your toes into the wonderful world of knitting, the rolled cuff offers a delightful twist to your sock-knitting journey. With its relaxed, casual look and easy-to-knit construction, the rolled cuff is the epitome of cozy chicness, making it an ideal choice for all occasions, from lazy days at home to adventures in the great outdoors. So, let’s unravel the secrets of the rolled sock cuff and discover the endless possibilities it brings to your handmade sock collection.
Rolls occur when you work in stockinette. Stockinette has a natural tendency to draw in on itself, like how if you’ve ever knit a scarf that’s all stockinette, the edges all curl in. The same effect happens to the edge of a sock when it’s in stockinette; it wants to roll. With it being worked in the round and sitting against your leg, it has a natural tendency to roll outward, revealing the purls’.
It’s a good idea to add 2 purl rows to stop the roll from rolling past a certain point.
Using the Old Norwegian Cast-On, cast on 48 [52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88] stitches. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist. Place a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of your round.
Rounds 1-8: Knit across round.
Rounds 9-10: Purl across round.
Continue working your leg as desired.
Having already worked your 48 [52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88] stitch count leg to its desired length, work as follows for the cuff;
Rounds 1-2: Purl across round.
Rounds 3-10: Knit across round.
Bind off using this Stretchy Sock Bind-off method; remember, you’ll want your bind-off to be stretchy enough to get your sock on and off comfortably.