Originally part of a kit from Simply Socks Yarn Company, this pattern is available now, from me. The heart motif goes all of the way to the toe! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The knitter should be confident knitting in the round. The twisted stitches are trickier than plain knitting, so require a bit of experience, but they're not that hard. This could be a good learning project for following simple charts and working twisted stitches. One tester used this as her very first pair of socks and they looked great (except for her choice of self-striping yarn!) GAUGE 9.5 stitches per inch or 37.5 stitches in 10 centimeters SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The sock measures a little over 7" (17.8 cm) around, unstretched, and stretches up to almost 12" (30.5 cm) around. Actual sock size is determined by changing the length of the sock. Ribbing on the back of the sock makes this technique reasonable. If you have a very large or very small foot, consider using smaller or larger needles for this sock. If your desired size for sock length falls inbetween sizes, use the instructions for the smaller size, then add rows in the wiggle room section. Remember to reduce the foot measurement of the recipient by 10% in both width and length, to achieve a well-fitting sock. Women's Small, U.S. Shoe Size 5, sock is about 7.5" (19 cm) long to fit a foot that is 8.5" (21.6 cm) long Women's Medium, U.S. Shoe Size 7, sock is 8.5" long (21.6 cm) to fit a foot that is 9.25" (23.5 cm) long Women's Large, U.S. Shoe Size 11, sock is about 9.5" (24 cm) long to fit a foot that is 10.5" (26.7 cm) long SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Claudia Hand Painted Yarns COLORWAY any!