4/23/13 UPDATE: Based on knitter's feedback, I've added a 2nd heel option. This pattern now contains 2 separate sets of instructions. One for a short row heel and one for a heel flap, using Cat Bordhi's Riverbed Heel Architecture from her book [New Pathways for Sock Knitters, Book One]. Used by permission from Cat Bordhi. Both versions have been tested. Each sock knitter will have their own preference as to which heel they use. I'm just offering 2 options for you to choose from. PDF has been updated.
Inspired by a dear friend who convinced me to give toe-up socks a chance, these socks are a quick and satisfying knit. The lines flow into one another, reminding me of swirls of water or ripples on a field of snow on a winter morning.
The pattern is intended to be customizable. No two pairs of feet are the same and it's easy to customize the width of the cuff or leg portion of the sock. That's what I love about this pattern (the back of the sock is a simple broken 2x2 rib),