Description from Knitty, Summer 2003:
I designed and knit these socks while manning our booth and interacting with folks at the Broad Ripple Art Fair in Indianapolis.
The pattern is a deceptively simple ripple stitch, comprised of only two rounds, one of which is a work even round. Using just a few well-spaced increases and decreases, you create a wonderful ripple fabric that looks more intricate that it really is.
The yarn also adds to the fun of the sock. Equally beautiful in a solid or variegated, the combination of cotton and elastic means that the knitted fabric can stretch for a larger leg or snug up to a smaller one. Just alter the length of the foot to fit you [or your intended giftee].
A side note: on the first day of the fair, some very rough weather passed through, including a tornado warning and heavy rains. An hour later, the sun was out and the crowds returned, along with television crews. One local affiliate shot close-up footage of me knitting the sock, which ended up on the evening news as a part of their story about the fair and the storms.