Another most intriguing pattern from Jackie of HeartStrings Fiber Arts.
Jackie describes: "The pattern stitch of these socks was designed to mimic the look of taffy being pulled as it is readied for its final stages of candy formation. The ribbed stitch also makes a good-fitting sock across a range of sizes.
"Have fun picking yarn colors in your favorite candy flavors. You can use a variegated yarn like the model shown here that resembles a "mixed assortment" of fruit flavors. Or choose a solid color yarn to have the look of just one of your favorites."
Size: 56 [64, 72]-stitch sock for adult small [medium, large] to fit 8 [9, 10]" foot circumference slightly stretched; cuff/leg length above heel flap is approximately 7 [8, 9]"; heel depth and foot length can be worked to your desired measurements or those suggested in the pattern
Yarn: fingering weight approximately 300 [350, 425] yards
Suggested needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm; your choice of double points or circular(s) for knitting in the round
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch
Other notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle for joining toe stitches and finishing ends
Construction: cuff down
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Skill level: intermediate