I found this pattern via knitty.com and tried it out with this wool (it's an acrylic/cotton blend). I made a pair of socks for my sister for Christmas and then made another pair for a friend of hers. I took a break and knit socks for db and now I'm back to this wool. I love it. It knits up so well. However, I didn't really want to do the same pattern (with variations) for a third time so I found another openwork pattern and have started more socks.
It's not as nice as the ribbon looking pattern (and the photo is a little fuzzy), but it's still a nice pattern.
I hope I get them done before summer.