These socks use the gorgeous colors of Trekking XXL and entrelac to invoke the clan tartans of the Highlanders. Pick a subtle colorway for a tonal effect, or a brighter option to make the entrelac pop. Drummossie is knitted in pieces; first the toe is worked, then the instep is knitted straight and extra stitches are provisionally cast on at the ankle for the leg and cuff. After finishing the leg, you go back to the heel and pick up from the provisional cast-on for the heel flap. After turning the heel and picking up gusset stitches, the sole is knit flat and attached to the instep at either side. Once the sole is the correct length, the sole stitches are grafted to the remaining toe stitches.
Skills needed: entrelac knitting, provisional casting on, picking up stitches and making new stitches.
Gauge: 36 sts/48 rows over 4 in/10 cm in stockinette.