Sock knitting question
I am so close to casting on for a new project, so close yet not quite there. Okay, so I'm not counting the hat I cast-on while sitting (yes sitting since I arrived at 7:30 pm) in line for the final Harry Potter Book, I guess I should have tried to dress more Hermoine-like that night since I was going to be knitting.
I've cast-off the sleeves of the baby bolero. I still have the edging on the sleeves, back and then the shawl collar. But now I can use though shiny pretty bryspun US6 needles for a new project since the edging requires a smaller needle.
But back to the sock knitting question. I have 2 skeins of panda wool that I will be making into socks for myself. I can't decide if I should come up with a pattern on my own using a pretty stitch and basic sock guidelines or should I go with something published. But what I really can't figure out is:
Why do the various cabled socks I find still have ribbing on the cuff? In my brief time working simple cables, like on Fetching, the cable itself is stretchy. Simple cables strike me as a prettier option to simple ribbing but I've seen several sock patterns with cables that still have ribbing at the cuff.