These are the sister socks to my Cloudland fingerless gloves. The beautiful faux cables spiral in opposite directions. Spiraling patterned socks require a symmetrical heel and I have included a round heel which is placed as an “afterthought” heel (though it’s definitely planned for). You could work an hourglass heel in its place if you like working this heel, but I don’t give instructions for it here. I find that the round heel is more comfortable, has no holes, and is in the long run easier for knitters to understand and work. To fit this heel to your individual size (deep or shallow heel), lengthen or shorten by adding or removing rnds between the first three decrease rounds.
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock is similar in weight to such yarns as Shibui Sock, Dream in Color Smooshy, Verdant Gryphon “Bugga!”. It is heavier than Malabrigo Sock so I don’t suggest this yarn as a substitute unless you have tiny feet.