OK, so...since I have at least 1 knitter whom I've almost got turned to the dark side ("Turn to the Dark Side, Luke - we have silk and alpaca and wool!" *eg*) of sock knitting ("Nah - they're *easy*! If you can knit in the round for a hat, you can knit a sock! Trust me! :insert Darth Vader's theme here:", I've decided to share my generic, almost guaranteed to fit socks. It's easy, and, best of all - there's virtually NO math, and you don't really need a gauge sample before beginning. No, really!
( Cut so as not to bore those of you who know HOW to knit a sockCollapse )
After you've pranced around the house in it, and taken it out into the world to show it off to people (WHAT? I can't be the only person who's ever done this!!! Honestly......), sit down, take a deep breath....and go knit another one. *g*
If any of the above didn't make sense, please feel free to ask. I'll try to explain it better. Socks are really easy, once you get over the whole "OMG, how do you turn a heel" thing (and the "OMG, how do you use 4(or 5) needles at once??" thing. Really - you're only working with 2 needles at a time - the other needles just hang out holding the stitches until you get to them.)