I've used the magic cast on again. Love it! Toe up, reverse dutch heel, just the way I like it. I even tried the eye of partridge heel, which looks pretty nice. Another thing, I will never start knitting socks one after the other again! This way, there's no chance of the second sock syndrom, which always befalls me otherwise. I'm a happy camper with these socks. They are for myself of course. Here are the specifics:
yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit cotton multiringel 45% cotton 42% wool 13% polyamid
needles: 2.5mm until the last pattern repeat, there I've used 2.75mm to make it wider without having to increase sts. worked out perfectly
pattern: welt fantastic from "Sensational Knitted Socks"
size: women 10 1/2
I've cast on 66 sts. I've used the Elizabeth Zimmermann's sewn bind off.
start: July 27the
finished" August 01st.
I liked this sock yarn very much. I've never knit socks with this blend before. I would buy it again ( in the next millenium, when I run out of sock yarn).
It's only 5" square. I can't decide which the RS and the WS is. But in the end I found some use for it: it will be on my PC tower, where I put my digital camera. HA!