This is my very basic 'go-to' pattern when I want to knit plain vanilla socks. It's a great pattern to show off beautiful hand-dyed sock yarns.
The socks are knit in the round from the cuff down with a traditional style heel flap, gusset and wedge toe.
8 stitches to 1 inch in stockinette (stocking) stitch
My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 8, some 40 years later I still love it.
There's just something about being able to use yarn and needles, to create something beautiful and useful.