Love these "Phloem" socks by Rachel Coopey featured on the Knitty website. I might even get around to knitting them! Here's the link: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/PATTphloem.php
I imagine doing this knitting the sole, picking up stitches along the sides, then knitting short row and incorporating the cables in the short rows. Following this technique from the pattern called Christine's staying baby booties. PP: Privatsachen by epipa: Strickanleitung Baby Booties
Ravelry: free basic worsted sock pattern in all sizes. Socks are going to be my next pattern to tackle.