Once I got my 12" turbo needles I knew I would be more willing to knit socks. I really have an issue with using DPN's and the ridge that I get when I knit. I have used Meg's hints and it kind of helps. Anyway, I can whip out mittens in a weekend with these little needles. I broke down to do a pair of socks. I roughly used a sock pattern I got with some previous yarn and set off. I used fisherman's wool and Patons for the green. I knitted ribbing in the middle of the foot so they won't bunch or slide, just like you see on sport socks. They fit great on me, but they are a gift so I have to wait to hear their response.