I'm calling these the "Not-A-Shawl" Socks because I made them with the Fleece Artist Merino yarn that I bought intending to make the Diamond Fantasy Shawl. The yarn was beautiful, I loved the colors, but it just did not want to become a shawl. It insisted on being knit into socks. Nice, soft, wonderfully fitting and colorful socks, but definitely not a shawl.
I used a "figure 8 cast on" and knit these toe-up using the heel instructions from "Basic Toe-To-Cuff Sock" by Jackie of Heart Strings Fiber Arts. I've always used a Peasant Heel because it's simpler and works especially well with self-patterning yarns (prevents the self patterning yarn's striping sequence from being broken by the heel shaping), but I do believe this traditional turned heel fits better.
The shawl/scarf is coming along nicely in the alternate yarn, a black baby boucle of unknown fiber content.