I’ve definitely got my share of body image issues, but I never worried about my ankles…until now. I was concerned that my sock was going to be too tight, so I put it on a piece of scrap yarn to try it on. It’s too tight. Here you can see the lace pattern stretched within an inch of its life:
I took it down to my LYS (who told me to “come back if I had trouble with the sock”) and explained the problem. When I told them it was too tight around the ankle, their response was, “it shouldn’t be.”
I decided to try going up a needle size around my gigantic cankles. It cost me a new pair of dpn’s, but I figure it’s cheaper than reconstructive ankle surgery.