The pattern is Butterfly Socks by Wendy D Johnson from her book "Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits" which I got in 2011.
This is what they are supposed to look like....
so I am super chuffed that my socks look the same! hahaha
I knitted them toe up, one at a time using the magic loop technique on a pair of Hiya Hiya 2.25 mm 60cm circular needles. The yarn is Stranded In Oz Stranded Silk Sock (4 ply 70% Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk) so they are really soft to knit with. The colorway is called Le maquis, a lovely variegated green.
For the toes, I used Judy’s magic cast on toes.
I made 4.5 lace repeats before starting the Fish Lips Kiss heel. I love this heel technique, super easy to remember too. I don't know if I prefer this to the Tomato Heel cause these socks I made are super comfy too... just have to alternate my socks until I work that out! See what I just did there?! :)
Then I worked 1.5 lace repeats after heel before extending the lace pattern for both front and back of the socks.
I did 11 rounds of 2 by 2 ribs for the cuff before binding off using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off.
I just love how they have turned out and they feel so beautifully soft and squishy. These will be wonderful winter socks!