Since June I have been struggling to find a pattern or formula to make what I consider a sock that fits and will nicely adjust to needle size and yarn thicknesses. Thanks Ken in Main for all your help and the suggestion to use Yarmando's Evil Sock Genius lessons. He just makes a sock make sense for me. I especially like that once the heel is turned there is no annoying hole with which to contend, which seems to be a common struggle among novice sock knitters like me.
I was very flattered when I gave these socks to my brothers to try on and they both requested a pair. Now I know what to get them for Christmas. I better start soon!
I used Knit Picks Stroll Tweed Sock Yarn which comprises 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donegal. I used 2.5mm Addi Turbo Rockets circulars.