I tried out some of the new sock yarn given to me by my dearest hubby. After much careful consideration, I decided that I needed (really, Carol, needed?) a pair of really bright socks. So I chose this colourway -- otherwise known as Snapdragon by Knitpicks.
The pattern is from Better Homes & Gardens Knit It, Fall 2005 -- page 59, if you must know.
The yarn knit up quite nicely without pilling. The pattern makes its own ribbing, so they WILL stay up where they belong. Better yet -- starting just above the ankle and through the foot, the directions specified switching to a needle one size smaller. Not only will the ribbing keep the sock in place, the size of the foot will assist.
Isn't that a grand idea? Why didn't I think of that?