I have two pairs of hand-knitted socks, both coming to just under the knee. They fit well when I put them on, but as the day goes on they start to slip and sag. I used Stephanie Mason’s Chipps pattern for both pairs, including the calf increases as I have a fair bulge of leg muscle (cough, mostly muscle…) and I didn’t want leg-corsets.
I know the pattern calls for threading in fine elastic, but having elastic next to my skin is unpleasant, so I didn’t. Should I have made an elasticised cuff? Or garters? Or used a different pattern?
Do your socks fall down? If not - why not? Suggestions?