With strong lines from twisted stitches and textured columns, these beautiful socks feature a cabled clock at the ankle and an innovative short row heel that fits higher insteps easily. These socks are knit in the round from the cuff down to the heel. A few stitches are increased at the base of the cuff, then the Shadow Wrap short row heel is worked with right- and wrong-side rows. Two stitches are picked up at the join between heel and instep to ensure a gap-free ankle, and then work is rejoined in the round and the gusset is decreased (also decreasing out the extra stitches needed for the cabled cuff. The foot is worked even until it measures approximately 1.75 [2, 2.25] inches 4.5 [5, 5.75]cm short of total foot length and then the toe is decreased. Live stitches are then grafted together to close the toe using kitchener stitch. Yarn: 310 [350, 390] yards of heavy fingering weight sock yarn. Sample in Dragongfly Fibers Dragon Sock (100% Superwash Merino, 390 yds/4 oz). Shown in “Hidcote Gardens”. Gauge: 16 sts & 24 rounds = 2 inches (5cm) square in Stockinette in larger needle. Notions: 2 stitch markers (4 if working two socks at a time), tapestry needle to weave in ends, cable needle. Needles: 2.5mm (US1.5) needle(s) or size needed to obtain gauge. Use your preferred method for small circumference knitting: e.g. double points, magic loop or two-circulars. Sizes: S [M, L] to fit 78, 9 inch (17.75 [20.25, 22.75] cm) foot circumferences. Negative ease is built in to the pattern. Techniques Used: knit, purl, m1L, m1R, k1tbl, k2tog, ssk, use of markers, small cables including c1 over 1 left/right, c1 over 1 left/right with a purl background, and c1 over 2 left/right. Charts for each size are given, but translations of the charts are also given.