I finished my first pair of socks, which I knit for my fiance (not my boyfriend anymore, but the title is catchier).
I hope the sweater curse doesn't apply to footwear! I used about 1-1/2 balls of Regia Stripe, Blue-green colorway, on size 2 needles. I didn't use any one specific pattern - I concatenated a few different top-down sock patterns, including from Silver's Sock Class.
My fiance claims I was too impatient and I knit the legs too short. Next time I knit socks for my Significant Other, I'll do them toe up so he can decide how high he wants them! But otherwise he says their perfect (although it's too hot for him to wear them yet!)
You can see from this picture that the stripes don't match up exactly; I'm trying to let that go and not obsess about it. There's a little bit more info about other problems I had with this sock at the completion post on my blog.