Fruit Stripe Gum Socks, featuring a spiral rib
The pattern on this cuff reminds me of Fruit Stripe Gum!
This fun pattern is an easy one-row repeat that makes your self-striping yarn appear as a diamond shaped pattern. Fun color play! Easy pattern repeat, fitted sole, staggered diamond heel flap and rounded toe.
This pattern is written for two circular needles and any self patterning or self striping yarn works well for this pattern. The diamond pattern is really a spiral rib that has been around a long time and it just cries to be used with self-striping yarn.
I highly suggest you try the cuff on as you knit it to ensure it fits. Due to the nature of bias knitting, it may be too tight. If the cuff is too tight, I suggest you go back to just after the 1x1 ribbing and use one needle size larger for the cuff then go back down to your usual sock needle for the 1x1 ribbing just before the heel flap.
Please note I knit socks tightly and I concentrated on knitting with a size 1.5 needle and not knitting tightly for the cuff