Socks were the second thing I knit. Took some practice with the
dpn's but I am a pro now! Sorta
I would definitely recommend
using magic loop or two circular method so you don't have to worry
about the dreaded "ladder"! I say just jump in and give it a whirl, you
can always stop if it just feels too overwhelming and go back when
are feeling more confident. At least that is what works for me, I like
to find something difficult and just give it a go! Maybe I am weird...