Finally! These were an intense knit. I had to sit in front of the chart and keep careful watch over my knitting. Granted, it paid off BIG TIME since they’re really pretty. The pattern is toe up and reinforces my dislike of knitting toe up socks – I can do it, but I really prefer the cuff down method. These do have a heel flap and gusset and all the trimmings of a cuff-down sock which I’m much happier with than the typical short row heel and toe. Kelly Porpiglia wrote an awesome pattern and it was super easy to follow. The only hold up here was me and my toe up bias. The yarn is Wollmeise 100% superwash and was part of the September 2008 sock club delivery.