The rest of the knitting world makes socks with fancy patterns on them, so I thought I'd better try it and see if I like it. (You may remember there was a previous abortive attempt when we were in Suffolk in September.)
So, after much cursing and unpicking over dropped stitches - and there's still one error on the foot of one sock - here they are:
As the yarn (Fyberspates superwash merino) knits up in stripes, I didn't want a pattern that would fight too much with that, and experimented with simple lace patterns. This one, Horseshoe Lace, looked fairly OK, and was easy to fit into the number of stitches needed.
I'm not sure if it's the stitch pattern or the yarn, but using the usual needles for socks in my size, they have worked up a little smaller than expected. So they are a snug fit rather than a generous fit, but they may relax with wear. I might even get to like them quite a lot.