I have been enjoying a used book that arrived last week; 'Ethnic Socks and Stockings' by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts. I learned about Turkish and other Mid-Eastern socks from LynnH of Colorjoy, who also is my Sis-In-Love. I often tell Oscar I married him because I loved him, but his relatives were a real bonus :-}
I adore many of the socks, but (if you have a copy to hand) the design pictured on pages 26 and 27 is the pattern I plan to follow first. I see it in different colors, but keeping the warm to cool placement of the yarns.
This is sort of a dream-knitting project. I am going to thoroughly enjoy all the preparation and anticipation, even if the socks themselves don't get finished for a year or so.
I may just make one of the socks, and work on a different pattern as the second sock of the 'pair'. Lynn advises that it would look fine if I used the same colors in different patterns, but I have to admit, it will likely not happen that way. I am much more likely to pick different colors for the second sock. That's how I 'roll' :-} I visualize myself tooling around my first knitting conference, gorgeous socks showing to best advantage under a not-too-long simple black cotton skirt..... Like I said, its my dream-knitting project. :-}