It's Stripes, Jim
This pattern is for non-stranded, non-intarsia colour work toe-up socks to make the most of those last few yards of sock yarns that are far too precious to throw out. Make every stripe a different colour or every stripe the same colour, it is up to you.
This pattern has been written for 52-56-60-64-68-72 stitches at a gauge of 30 stitches and 40 rows per 4 inches. It has also been tested at other gauges.
There is a small gusset increase as you approach your ankle to give extra ease, and this allows some flexibility to make your heel wider or longer than written if you are knitting to a tighter gauge. These stitches are decreased away after the heel.
In addition to your main colour you will need 30-50 yards in scrap sock yarn for the stripes.
This pattern is not suited to knitting cuff down.
The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners with experience of simple toe-up socks.