My first ever sock was made using Silvers sock tutorial and DPNS that I had made myself using dowel and the video from this site to see how to make them.
It was a lot of fun. I then started “proper” socks using sock yarn (the original sock was using thick DK acrylic yarn so I could practice and rip on something cheap and cheerful) using silvers tutorial again. I have yet to finish that sock. I found working on DPNS awkward and uncomfortable (fiddly) and it hurt my hands, so I bought Cat Bordhi’s “socks soar on two circular needles” - this showed me very simply how to cast on, set up the rounds and do the sock. I made some mistakes but they added to the charm of my first proper socks. I gave the socks to my mother and they did indeed soar on two circs.
I then bought “Sensational Knitted Socks” by Charlene Schurch, which has been like a bible for me. It is very good and tells you how to measure feet for the correct size socks and how many stitches to cast on etc.
I recommend Silvers Tutorial to get used to socks - you could get sensational knitted socks too and do the “Practice sock” in there - it is a small child size sock that is great for learning all about sock construction on. You get to see each section of the sock, how it gets put together and how it all comes out to make a sock.
Good luck Mason with your first socks =D Socks ROCK! Also there are MANY "AHA!!! moments which make them so rewarding =D