I made these socks ages ago, using Noro Kureyon sock yarn. I, like many knitters, did not enjoy the knitting experience, but like the final product. These are warm and toasty and very comfortable to wear, far more so than the yarn implies while knitting.
The tops of the socks are easily reproduced, if you are interested. What I did was c/o 55 sts. Pattern for cuff are the following two rows: 1) k2, p 3 to end. 2) k all stitches. Continue until 4″ or desired length reached. Garter stitch 3 ridges (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd, k1 rnd, p 1 rnd) and then continue until you are ready to begin heel. Make the rest of the sock as you so wish. My gauge was 6 sts / inch. Note: Do not expect a stretchy rib that will hug your ankle; I measured my ankle to give some room, but not much.