Lollipop is a simple, but IMHO effectful pattern that easily can be varied.
A few days ago I had to buy a ball of yarn just because of the colours: a self-stripping yarn with bright shining candy colours that made me happy by just looking at it :-)
Since then this very special ball of yarn was sitting on top of my stash and happily winking on me every time I was looking for yarn for a new sock project. But somehow I always had a feeling that the pattern I wanted to knit wasn’t the right one for it. So finally I decided to create a pattern on my own to do the little ball justice.