These socks were designed for Knit Witch using her Celestial Cloud sock yarn. The period of exclusivity with Knit Witch is over, but the pattern is still available at her site as well. Be sure to check out her yarns!
The slip stitch cable pattern is designed to show off highly variegated yarn while limiting unsightly flashing or pooling. The pattern is carried on the heel flap and there are instructions for finishing the center diamond while decreasing for the toe.
There are two charts - the main Diamond chart and the heel flap chart.
Cabling without a cable needle is recommended but there are instructions for both cabling with or without a cable needle.
Knit from the cuff down on dpns.