Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies
Are socks easy? I want to make a pair for myself. I would have to use a men's pattern because I have enormous feet I am in a US size 12 in woman's. I am also 5'9" so don't feel so bad.
Easy is a relative term. I find them pretty easy. If fit is what you're after, try Lifestyle socks, skip the pattern, and go straight to comfy socks.
This site has a video for casting on for the toe (no grafting!), there is one for doing the heel, and a bind off. You can make a sock with just these to show you how. Between the toe and heel it's just knitting in the round, above the heel it's knitting in the round, probably you'd do ribbing.
Lifestyle Socks: Videos
There are other cast on and heel methods too. You can customize your socks to suit yourself.