These socks came about because I was knitting socks for Tom; hence, Tomsocks! The pattern is fun to knit and garners compliments even while in progress. The stitch pattern has exciting effects on some variegated sock yarns--try it out! Any sock- or fingering-weight yarn should work with this pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, make one, yarnover. slip stitches, pass slipped stitches over other stitches. make short rows. GAUGE 8.25 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS size Medium (8" circumference) size Large (9" circumference) It's easy to modify the length of the foot, the calf, and the cuff.