Are you totally new to socks? Your best bet is worsted weight yarn, so you're good there. There is another thread about socks and I posted several links there. Here's the link: http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=111341
I'm a toe-up kind of knitter, you'll undoubtedly notice the bias, but whichever way you decide to do them, good luck. You don't need to pay for a video tutorial either, you'll probably come across that in one of my links.