The cuff is knit in Linen Stitch and I LOVE IT! This is my favorite knitting stitch of all time. ALL TIME. It ends up looking a bit like a woven fabric. Anyway, the cuff has buttons on it and the sock is worked form the bottom of the cuff. I know. Buttons. On socks. Who does that? But these socks are so, so much fun to knit. Even though I swore I'd never knit a sock top down again. Who knew?
Anyway, linen stitch. Here is the pattern (over an even number of stitches)
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyf, *p1 sl 1 wyb* repeat til last stitch, p1
Row 2 (WS), Sl 1 wyb, *k1, sl 1 wyf* repeat til last stitch, k1
It is so pretty. Really. Trust me.
At Stitches, I bought this grey yarn with beads already in it. Now I think I'm going to make an evening bag with linen stitch, as long as I can work it so the beads end up in the front. Which I think I can. It will look so good.
And Placemats! I can hardly wait to do some placemats! I smell Christmas gifts.
Anyway. Linen Stitch. It's a good thing.