These socks are an adventure in nontraditional construction. The socks are
worked lengthwise, beginning with the center back leg. One side is worked with
short rows to accommodate the calf. Then foundation stitches are added for the
instep; the instep and front of the leg are worked at the same time. The last
part of the leg is worked around to the back, which is seamed with a slip
stitch. For the heel, stitches are worked opposite the instep and the heel is
worked downward and turned. The gusset and foot are worked in rows, joining to
the instep as the work progresses. The toe is finished in the round.