The pattern is Red Heart Slouchy Socks Red Heart Slouchy Socks | Yarnspirations
The first attempt, and yes, the sock is too big. The bigger question is, I had two large holes on both sides of the sock when I picked up the stitches. I browse youtube and found this video about how to avoid the gap. https://youtu.be/fTvinw3gIsQ
Do you have any preferred ways to prevent holes when picking up the stitches?
And more importantly, how can I fix the hole? Thank you so much.