Expertly hand cranked by me on my antique LeGare circular sock knitting machine. I'm currently knitting 3 types of socks-crew length, shortie length and heel tab socks. So what is the difference?
The Crew Length starts off with a 1 x 1 rib and continues down the leg with a 3 x 1 rib. This rib extends down the top of the foot which gives the sock an added stretchiness. The length of the leg is 7-8 inches.
The Shortie Length starts with a 1 x 1 rib and this plain knitting carries down the top of the foot. The cuff measures approximately 3 inches.
The Heel Tab is a fun little sock that is done in plain knitting, no rib. But it works perfectly in tennis shoes or sandals.