This original sock pattern design uses a sport weight yarn so they work up very quick! The pattern is easy and therefore appropriate for beginner sock knitters. The only tricky part is the addition of the "boot cuff" that folds down over the top of the boot.
I added a "boot cuff" to the sock (it's optional on the pattern). Boot cuff's prevent all of the rice grasses, thorns, and burrs from finding their way down into your hiking boots from the top. You can make it as long as you want and to the specifications of the boot wearer. Just make sure your bind off is nice and elastic so that it will fit down over the boot.