I would like some advise from the great knitters on this site....I love to read all the posts. I want to make some socks for my sons who are flight nurses and wear the steel toed boots like guys who work outside do. They do not need heavy socks but thought a light weight wool would be good. Also machine washable. What would you recomend? and where would I get a free top down simple pattern. No design. :lol: thanks Barb from no snow on ground north Idaho.