LOL looks who's asking about sock yarn! I wish I could give you an answer but I'm looking forward to seeing the recommendations also.
I have had to reinstall everything on my computer and so lost all my bookmarks and stuff, but if you try a search on Lifestyle Socks you might like to try them. No gauge swatch needed, use any size yarn with appropriate needles. It's how I first tried socks. They are toe up BTW so no Kitchner stitching at the toe, and if you run out of yarn you just bind off for a shorter sock top. Anything that postpones decisions on length, or whatever, works for me.