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I was about to answer a question on this thread, and I wanted to refer to the inner upper part of a sock. Something like this:

Put a small label inside the inner upper part of your socks.

But this seems very vague. Is there any single word or a good phrase for it?

This will make it clear:

this part of the sock

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I can't really make out which part you are referring to based on the provided image. – coleopterist Jan 25 '13 at 6:56
@coleopterist the part where exactly the arrow is,which is little thick – joey rohan Jan 25 '13 at 6:58
Sometimes when I read those single-word requests I think English that has already half a million or even a million words would need five million words if there were a single word for all those requested here on this forum. A single word for the upper inner part of a sock - really such a word is missing and we need it really urgently. – rogermue Apr 8 at 18:41
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The thicker (often elasticated) part of the sock is called the cuff of the sock. Knitting socks

If that's too specialised, then you could simply call it the open end.

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Hmm..so we can refer to it as: inner part of the cuff? – joey rohan Jan 25 '13 at 7:11
@joeyrohan, Or simply the inner cuff. – JLG Jan 25 '13 at 7:27
Or inside the cuff or inside the open end. – Andrew Leach Jan 25 '13 at 7:28

Call it the inside rim. That's plain English.

inside adjective [attributive] situated on or in, or derived from, the inside: an inside pocket
rim noun the upper or outer edge of an object, typically something circular or approximately circular: a china egg cup with a gold rim

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+1,this is more understandable – joey rohan Jan 25 '13 at 8:10
When talking about socks, I believe cuff is a better word to use than rim – but maybe there's a regional difference I'm unaware of. – J.R. Jan 25 '13 at 10:45
I have to agree, if you spoke to me about "the rim of a sock", I'm not at all sure I'd figure out that you meant the cuff. – Jon Hanna Jan 25 '13 at 14:50
I agree, a rim is something hard like a china egg cup, a cuff is specifically the edge of soft clothing, usually sleeves. – Mynamite Jan 26 '13 at 1:13
@Kris I've had a think about this, and I'm not even sure what a thick rim of suds is, in fact I'm having a bit of semantic satiation about it! If it means the suds collecting round the edge of a bath then I guess I would say the hardness of the bath holds the suds in place - take the bath away and the suds dissipate. But that might be a bit pedantic. – Mynamite Jan 28 '13 at 2:17

It's called the welt or the inside welt in this case.

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Do you have any evidence, or reference to support your answer, just to be double sure :) – Mari-Lou A Apr 8 at 17:52
A "welt" is generally a seam, resulting in a "swollen" area (which is how this usage derives). Sock makers generally try to avoid welts. – Hot Licks Apr 8 at 17:53

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