This is the pattern I've been looking for! I just sat down and made a pair of these for myself in under two hours. I used a #5 wool in dark charcoal and they're the most comfortable socks I've ever made!!!
I designed this pattern to help with hand-dyed yarns that tend to pool. The slipped stitches help to break-up the visual lines and swirls and create a firm fabric. Baby cables up each side of the foot help add elasticity to the slipped-stitch pattern while the bottom of the sock is worked plain to reduce bulk on the sole of the foot.