A few days ago I knit a swatch from Charlene Schurch's book "Sensational Knitted Socks". It's a four-stitch repeat called elongated rib. I liked the springy feel of it, so I ripped it out about two minutes after taking the picture on the left and casted on. (It's Wollmeise yarn, colorway is Spice Market.)
The sock has been decreased approx. 12 stitches from cast-on to the eighth repeat for calf-shaping.
There's about 575 yds/skein, so I'm thinking about knitting longer socks than I usually knit. The German Stockings will certainly trump these for length, though!
Did you happen to see this fantastic new pattern for self-striping yarn?