I don't blame you for wanting to start with heavier yarn. I've made several pair over the years myself out of worsted weight yarn. I just want to share my experience with them. I made two pair of socks that are knee highs and nice and warm. They are acrylic I think. Anyway the big stitches make me feel like a princess. By that I mean I can feel every stitch, just like the princess could feel the pea under her mattress. LOL
I went to an outdoor evening wedding in late summer and decided to wear a pair with sandals to keep me warm after the sun went down. I know they are uncomfortable to walk in but knew I'd be sitting down most of the time (I do wear these socks, just not for much walking :-)) so thought they would be just the ticket. Here is a picture of my feet when I got home. They looked about the same on the tops of my feet as well.
So I'm just telling you this is my experience with large stitches. LOL Super soft yarn might be better, or sport weight might be a good compromise. It depends on the use you plan to put them to. Just be aware of this possibity if you go with worsted.