Here’s the pattern for these socks that I designed. It’s not a pattern in the sense that I give you specific numbers (I’m too lazy for that), but I’ll tell you generally what I did.

Cuff: You’ll need to cast on a multiple of 8 stitches, because the fair isle is an 8-stitch repeat. I did four bumpy things of reverse stockinette for the cuff, doing 6 rounds of purling, then 3 of knitting.

Fair Isle Band: Here’s the chart for the fair isle:

Fair Isle Chart

Heel: I did a short-row heel, using the yarn-over technique called Japanese Short Rows.

Toe: Your basic decrease-twice-on-either-edge toe. Divide the stitches in half on four needles, the ends of the halves lining up with the sides of the heel.
Round 1, needles 1, 3: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
needles 2, 4: knit to last 3 st, k2tog, k1
Round 2: knit around
Repeat these rounds until it seems the right length (like I said, not too scientific), then join with kitchener stitch.

Note: I reversed the colors in the second sock, just for fun! See the ravelry page linked above for some shoddy photography of it.

Hope you enjoy this pseudopattern!

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