I love these socks... I purchased the Koigu KPPPM from KnitPurl in Portland when I was up there for the PDX Knit Bloggers meet up.
They are knit in my usual toe up fashion, however I used the patch toe from Duffy for the first time and the sherman heel that Mel explains so well.
The stitch pattern is from the 365 patterns a year calendar - it's called Crocus Buds. It's very simple, but gives a great texture. Very effective for handpainted yarns.
The richness of the yarn and stitch pattern is not fully visible in these pictures. The socks have to be seen to really get the impact.
I have to have more Koigu KPPPM - I can see more in my future - no matter where I have to go to get it.