Columnar by Crystal S. McDonald
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January 2011
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
Small 7.5-8", Medium 8.5-9", Large 9.5-10" foot circumference, variable foot length
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


Heel Turn,
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k15 (17,19), ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p5 (p5, p7), p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 16 (18, 20) sts remain, ending each the last two rows with either a ssk or p2tog.

I designed these primarily to showcase the beauty of handpainted artisan yarn. I believe I’ve accomplished this in an easy way, while lending visual interest, slight texture, and a simple counterspell for pooling.

These socks are worked in the round from the cuff down. This pattern assumes you have a basic familiarity with sock construction, though will be easy enough for beginners. This is written for use with Magic Loop, though please use whichever method of small diameter in-the-round knitting you prefer.