[Updated 14 Mar. 2010]
The Simple Gull Socks were originally published as part of our Fall 2008 Pattern Collection.
They are available for purchase as an individual pattern (an automatic PDF download) for $4.
These Simple Gull Socks are a nod to Elizabeth Zimmerman, who popularized the Gull Stitch for the knitting masses.
These are worked in a traditional top-down method with a gusset. The Gull Stitch pattern (which you might remember from the February sweater in Knitter's Almanac) marches down the front of the socks in two columns.
I have knitted samples in Lion Brand Sock-Ease (tall) and Berroco Comfort Sock (anklets)--bargain-priced yarns great for new sock knitters.
The lace pattern is very easy to memorize, so these are great TV knitting. Time to whip up some holiday gifts!