There no better way to start Socktober than by launching a new sock pattern. This one is a cuff down design which strikes a balance between a plain vanilla, easy sock and something with a bit more interest.
The columns of the slipped stitch cable are designed to work really well with a speckled yarn. The longer slipped stitches allow little pops of colour to really shine and they provide for endless entertainment - or maybe I'm just easily amused.
There's no reason at all that you couldn't use a plainer yarn too but in my experience even the most colour phobic of sock recipients loves a bit of a tweedy fleck.
This design also offers something you may not have tried before - a garter stitch short row heel. I know that a lot of people like more stretch than you normally find in a short row heel but garter stitch as that extra bit of stretch and "cushiness". If you don't normally get in with short row heels this might be worth a try. Or you could always just substitute your regular heel option if you prefer.
The pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry, and if you use code SPRINKLES at the checkout you will get 50% off the purchase price (until the end of the month).