Simple is good.
Simple is soothing.
Simple is what you want after a long day when you really want to knit but you don’t want to think or when you have fun self-patterning yarn and want a pattern that will allow the yarn to speak for itself.
However, this pattern is not entirely mindless. The heel flap features a garter stitch edge paired with the heel stitch. This gives a nice detail along the edge of the heel with a cushy center.