Finally a pair of 100% wool socks for myself. This is the second pair of arch shaped socks made from the toe up. They are very comfortable. There is a free pattern for the regular cuff down available here and more web research found a toe up sock instructions from Yarmando. I used some yarn out of my stash which has been stashed for ...well a long time.... This yarn (no longer available) came from my usual yarn supplier The Loopy Ewe.
I used 2.5mm needles and 68 stitches...worked just fine.