These socks are knit top down with a traditional heel flap and gusset. The chevron pattern wraps around the entire foot including the sole. I give written instructions only for the two patterns used. This sock pattern is appropriate for intermediate knitters and beyond. The chevron stitch pattern is rather easy, but there are some slightly more complex instructions in the heel and gusset portions which require a bit more than a beginner’s expertise. Instructions are given for 4 sizes: Ladies S, M, L and XL (Ladies L = Men’s M and Ladies XL = Men’s L). The cast-on amount of stitches may strike you as a little on the high side and so tempt you to size down. I recommend against doing this. The pattern used for the chevrons present throughout most of these socks has a fair amount of negative ease ( = is snug) that is not super stretchy so the extra stitches are necessary for the desired fit.
Colours shown – Puffin and After Dark and Phoenix and Polar Sea in our Cottage Socks