Spiral Rib Socks by Ann Budd
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Spiral Rib Socks

September 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in St st (in the round) with smaller needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Small Adult

Sizes - Child med/lge & Adult sm/med/lge

The diagonal pattern on these thick socks is nothing more than a knit 2, purl 2 rib that shifts laterally 1 stitch every round. Because of this shift, the knit and purl stitches in the rib line up diagonally rather than vertically, and produce a flexible but non-binding leg.

~ From Getting Started Knitting Socks, pg 92