At some point, I do plan on making another pair of socks. I purchased quite a bit of sock yarn from my JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby gift cards I got for Christmas.
In the meantime I am making this hat using the ML method. The pattern I am using on this hat might eventually make it onto a sock. I did plan using the pattern stitch on a 48 stitch sock. A lot of of patterns I am using is coming out of pattern stitch book I bought while I was still in the Air Force stationed in Germany. I got the book because it demonstrated the pattern in graphs.