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.
This sock was inspired by Stephen Houghton, a designer and teacher who is also a synchronized swimmer and a circus performer. In 2007 he attempted to teach a pool full of crazed sock knitters in an underwater knitting contest to perform a “Flamingo” at the Blue Moon Sock Camp. Everyone else helplessly sank to the bottom, needles and yarn in hand, while Stephen masterfully raised his leg in the air in a perfect, if solitary, Flamingo.