I downloaded the e-book “Knitting Socks for the Absolute Beginner” from amazon. It was written by Diane Dobson-Barton.
I chose this “book” because it was a step-by-step pattern for how to create a sock. Mind you, it is a baby sock, but it has all of the elements of any other.
It took me two days (working a few hours per day) to complete this sock. It looks like it would be the right size for a 3- or 4-year-old child.
I used one, size-3 circular needle (with 40” cable) and sport-weight baby yarn.
Now, I’m learning how to make them toe-up!