Did you know that there are some wonderful, free patterns available on the internet? Here's just a couple of sock patterns that I really like, available from Knitting Daily.
This first sock is the William Street sock. I love how masculine it looks, but it would certainly work for a woman too! It just looks so warm and cozy!
The second sock is called the Honeycomb sock. Gorgeous stitch details, don't you agree?
There are many other patterns available. For sweaters, bags, gloves/scarves, children's, men's, techniques and more. Crochet too! Go check them out!