The problem with striped patterns is, unless you can carry the yarn along, there are a bazillion ends to weave in at the end. Alas, I did not carry the yarn along, but socks are small (compared to sweaters or blankets), so the final weave-in was not too bad.
Pattern: Men's Striped Socks from Lion Brand
Modifications: Used only two colors, contrasted toes and heels as well
Yarn: Moda Dea Washable Wool, in "True Red" and "Ivory"
Needle size: US5 (cuffs US4)
These are for my son, ostensibly for xmas, but he may get them at Thanksgiving. Gifting knows no season.