Every spring for the past few years, I've participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Event to help raise awareness and money for children with autism. Autism affects 1 in 110 children, a number that has dramatically increased since I began working with children with autism 20 years ago. Each child with autism that I work with is a unique individual and these socks attempt to capture that. The pattern features four different design options for the top of the foot, allowing you to create your own individualized socks. Part of the proceeds of the sale of this pattern will be donated to Autism Speaks. For more information, go to www.autismspeaks.org. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided knit in the round GAUGE 36 sts = 4" over st st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 63/4" foot circumference, stretches up to 9" (7 3/4" foot circumference, stretches up to 10"); 6" approx. leg length Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Two sizes are provided and the pattern includes different design options for the top of the foot. Both written and charted instructions are provided.