A textured sock pattern with squishy garter stitch heel; irregular bands of purl stitches break up the smooth columns of stocking stitch.
The stitch pattern lends itself to variegated yarns, with the purl stitches and garter stitch heel helping to ‘mix’ the colours.
Pattern is available as both a toe-up and top-down pattern, with full written instructions (and optional charts for the textured stitch pattern). There are separate files for each version (both are included in the pattern purchase).
Materials 370 – 500 yds / 340 – 460 m of Fingering weight yarn 2.25 mm / US 1 DPNs or circular needle (either 9" / 23 cm long, or suitable for magic loop) 1 stitch marker (optional) Tapestry needle
Gauge 8 sts to 1" / 2.5 cm stocking stitch in the round
Size XS (S, M, L, XL); approximately 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)" / 18 (20, 23, 25, 27) cm foot / leg circumference. Leg length is optional; sample shown has a leg length of 5.5" / 14 cm.