In the many ways socks can be constructed it is always an adventure to me. Well, I make it an adventure, anyway.
If you want to follow some of them, here are the last 2 sock designs.
Prickly Pear are top down with a basic heel flap socks. The yarn is the very warm Fibre Co. Cumbria fingering weight wool/mohair mix. Yes, you read it right, there is mohair in it to make your feet toasty warm. One of the features, the bottom half of the foot are purl stitches. That makes sure the smooth side is inside the socks, hugging your feet.
These socks are published in the current issue of I like Knitting, available at News Stands everywhere, and Barnes and Noble stores.
In my own ravelry store you will also find a new slip stitch sock pattern. I named them Dotted Ladder Socks. These are top down socks with an integrated heel, so you can make both socks at the same time on a long circular needle.