This sock pattern is one of 28 in my ebook, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters. My Personal Footprint method is fun and easy, and captivates even seasoned sock knitters with its innovative approach and ease of fitting any foot. It is ideal for normal feet as well as feet with unusually high or low insteps, and heels of all sizes and shapes.
The Chain Mail stitch pulls in horizontally, so it requires about a third more stitches than the ribbed ankle. This is accomplished by increasing a 2x1 rib to a 2x2 rib, which then coordinates with the Chain Mail pattern.