In retrospect, I should have matched the stripes. Something about the "raw edge" at the cuff (no standard ribbing section) makes them look a bit unfinished and mismatched stripes add to this. Too late now. Practical socks for a teenaged boy. His sister whispered that the colours are a bit girly, but he chose the yarn and they will be hidden up his trouser leg most of the time anyway!
Colonial Rib from Cider Moon customers' design section (free pattern) on 2.25 mm needles, Online sport color from Ebay multi-pack.
Next up will be sock two of the Crosswalkers I began for June socks from stash. And this time I will aim for a perfect match!