Here’s a simple sock pattern that is lit with excitement generated by easy bright stripes in long color runs, a boomerang heel (looks tricky but is easier than a standard short row heel) and a striped toe.
This pattern is written for the knitter who just wants to knit striped socks, without calculating stripe width, sock sizing, or worrying about how to handle color changes. It includes a simple method for changing colors and carrying the color not in use, incorporating a decorative seam stitch which can be used to place increases or decreases to shape the sock. (Could be knee socks!)
Notes: This is version 3, with three sizes. It includes all errata from the two earlier versions, plus the row-by-row heel instructions. It was posted on 5/6/10.
Mini Mochi is a thicker yarn than Zauberball. Using it will result in a larger sock unless you reduce the number of stitches or use a smaller needle to adjust the gauge.
Some adjustment may also be needed for Crazy Zauberball. It is a plied yarn that is slightly thicker than Zauberball.