Well, here are my first completed pair of socks! They were made out of a wool 75%/nylon 25% blend. Of course I didn't save the band to remember the name of the colorway. For the life of me I couldn't match up the stripes, so after several failed attempts I said, "SCREW IT!" Does anyone have a trick for matching self striping socks? I was just happy that they were the same size. My partner loves them and says they're very handsome, comfortable and warm (that's a home run in my book). I downloaded the free pattern from www.coatsandclark.com. On to finishing the Cable Guy sweater that was supposed to be one of his birthday gifts (last November)!?!