My favorite stitch, Linen Stitch: Works on an even number of stitches. Row 1: *Knit 1, slip 1 with yarn in front. Repeat from * across, ending with a knit 1. Row 2: *Purl 1, slip 1 with yarn in back. Repeat from * across, ending with a purl 1. Repeat these two rows for pattern.
Little Dragon Socks are made from the toe up with a backwards Dutch (or horseshoe) heel. The free pattern will be available at journalgazette.net/craftyliving starting on January 29, 2012, along with a podcast featuring Donna Druchunas.