I have knit a LOT of socks so I don’t really need to use my formal 4 page sock pattern anymore. So I made up this generic schematic that I use instead. When I have the foot measurements I need, the yarn and gauge, I print out the schematic, fill in the blanks with the pertinent data, add whatever notes I need or want to and I have the perfect sock pattern for that person. Then I scan and save the document for future reference for that person. I knit my circular socks starting with the cuff but this schematic would work for a toe up sock too. Just cast on at the toe instead of the cuff.
This is how my schematic looks after I've filled in the information for a particular person.