Last fall, I found that the purl bumps on the soles of my socks were making my feet sore. Suddenly, I was motivated to perfect my method and write a pattern. Actually, I've written two patterns. I think they will make great gift socks.
Uses Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock, Patons Kroy FX, any similar weight yarn.
Toe UpThe cuff down version has a heel flap and gusset. The toe up version has the boomerang short row heel that I used for my Burning Stripes socks pattern--minus the colorwork.Both patterns explain how I turn the sock to the other side to avoid purling.
There you have it, Christmas in July. Super-comfy socks for your friends and family, or if you are like me, for yourself. Daylong Socks, Both Ways -- $3.99
You get both patterns for one price.