I was a beginner sock knitter, struggling to do top down socks with the cast ons and kitchener stitch, when I found Wendy's Socks from the Toe Up book. I've never looked back. It has all the information you will ever need to knit a beautiful pair of socks, easily,in almost every size starting with a small woman's to a man's. Her patterns are beautiful and you can choose your own level of expertise. I love this book! It's the best sock book .
Lots of drawings and lots of different ways to do the same thing so you can find one that works for you. I finally mastered the toe - haven't gotten to the heel, yet. The book is filled with a beautiful assortment of socks that aren't too intimidating. Very glad I bought this book.