|Finished Picot Hem|
These socks needed something a little different after being knit in ribbing. The picot hem was the perfect finish. I switched from K4P2 ribbing to stockinette for the width of the lavender stripe. Then I repeated [K2tog,YO] for the folding row. The next row was K, including the YO's. Lastly, came K3P3 ribbing for the width of the lavender stripe, followed by a stretchy bindoff. I tacked the hem over with a cross stitch needle (fine tapestry needle with a blunt tip) threaded with woolly nylon serger thread (one could split the fingering yarn into strands as an alternative). Every inch, I stopped to stretch the hem so there would be enough slack in the woolly nylon to fit my leg. I also kept the whip stitches short to prevent my fingers from snagging them when I put on the socks. These socks are only a little over 5 inches long in the leg. They stay up without additional support from elastic thread caught in the ribbing rows, an optional addition for longer socks on thin legs.
|Picot Hem after the Socks Come off the Needles|
|Picot Hem Tacked in Place with Woolly Nylon Serger Thread|