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polar fleece socks

susanna | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Bought the Green Pepper pattern for polar fleece socks. They recommend lycra or ribbing for the tops. Has anyone tried anything else (just for fun or to see what would happen) like elastic thread or tape?

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  1. JoSews | | #1

    I just made up a bunch of the calf-length ones for myself (wearing a pair right now) and I didn't put anything around the top, just serged around the edge for a more finished look. I was too lazy to put the lycra on, but they stay up just fine without it. Just a thought, in case you are lazy like me. :-D

    ~Josephine

  2. woodruff | | #2

    I find these socks much more comfortable without any ribbing at the cuff. They stay up quite nicely.

    From my standpoint, the Kwik Sew fleece sock design below is superior: It doesn't twist around on your foot the way the Green Pepper design can. I think the difference is that the Kwik Sew has a sewn-on sole, and the Green Pepper is essentially a tube whose heel is shaped only by a little dart.

    http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P2501_2550/2527.cfm

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