From the bottom, stockinette stitch on US #0 needles seemed a little tight but okay.
Next is Lace Diamond Chain. I like this pattern, but it is too narrow for one panel on the instep and too wide for three panels (two panels would be asymmetrical which is fine, but not what I want).
I started thinking the US #0 needles were too small so I tried US #1 needles. This was too loose for my taste so I went back to US #0 needles.
Double Ribbed Mock Cable. While this pattern is very nice, it didn't feel right. I didn't want to have a purl background stitch.
An unnamed lace I am calling Leafy Diamonds. Love it! It is a bit narrow so I cast on a few more stitches and added a little flourish on each side.
These are the socks featured in my tutorial for my Toe-up Gusset Heel.