From the Smoking Hot Needles website
This is a cuff down sock pattern with a slip stitch pattern looking a little like cables, but so much easier to knit. The pattern goes down the heel, which makes these socks look good in open shoes. The stitch pattern pulls together while knitting, but stretches with blocking or wearing. It’s best to use solid or almost solid yarn for it.
pattern calls for 1-100 g skein of fingering weight sock yarn.