I'm using a chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. She suggests that these patterns are particularly effective when used in conjunction with stripes. The popularity of Grumperina's Jaywalker socks is further testament to this assertion.
This is the resulting sock so far.
Effectively, I'm knitting a blue denim sock rather than a sock with dark and light blue stripes. I like the result, but it's not what I expected and if I want to get the real ziggy-zaggy stripe effect that I was aiming for, I'll have to try the chevron pattern again with a yarn that I know, rather than expect, to be self-striping.
So. Vaguely-remarkable Socks.