One size fits all is a joke. A nasty joke, and not very funny. Knitters deserve better. This pattern is the answer!
It’s written for a wide variety of yarn weights. You can easily use fingering, dk, or sport weight yarns. Instructions are given for working at four different gauges (6, 7, 8, and 9 stitches per inch in stockinette) and for eight different sizes. The combination means you are almost certain to find a size that will work for you or anyone you knit for (size options range from under six inches to more than twelve inches).
And just in case that isn’t enough, there are also two variations of the top of the foot (one a slightly more sedate rib, the other a rather more energetic swoop). Knit it in a nice quiet color and make the plain top, and it will pass muster with even the most conservative of sock wearers. Break out a wild yarn and make the swoopy top, and it will please the more adventurous folks out there.
And of course the stitch pattern is addictive (and fast) and the resulting sock is beautiful. You really can’t go wrong!