Purlicue by Cat Bordhi
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Purlicue

Knitting
September 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
390 yards (357 m)

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.

Although every stitch of these socks is knit, they’re called the Purlicue—which is the actual word for the distance between the thumb and the extended forefinger. This handy measurement is a good height for a sock leg!
The yarn color changes at the heel because I knit it with the other end of the ball, saving the continuous color pattern for the top of the foot.