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.
Miss Margaret Socks. The heel on this is my favorite part. That and the way the knit ribbing drizzles into the spiraling stitches. Also, the decorated arch detail is in full force here. Must get away from knitting all sample socks in pink. Hand knit sock pattern by Katie Franceschi