I've had some questions about the construction of the Knitters Summer 06 Square Feet socks. They are unique, and it shows off the long color runs of Noro quite well. The leg is made of mitered rectangles. One caston on the outside edge of the rectangles, and in the center make two mitered corners. The corners fold the stitches into the rectangle, with the last knitted stitches in the center. A three needle bind off is used to join the center of each rectangle. There are a total of five rectangles forming the leg, each one picked up from a side of the preceeding rectangle.
When the leg is completed, one picks up stitches at the bottom for the foot part. The heel is a short row heel and the sole of the sock is knit flat to the point where toe decreasing would start. Then, one picks up stitches along the edge of the sole, and knits a strip using half the instep stitches, and joining on the side to the picked up stitches. The same is done with the other half of the instep stitches to make a second rectangle coming down the top of the foot. Then, the live stitches held from the sole are put together with the live stitches from knitting the rectangles down the top of the foot, and one knits circularly again, making traditional toe decreases until at the end, kitchenering the final stitches together at the toe. It sounds far more complicated than it actually is. This first sock was quite fun. I couldn't figure out how to do these as two on two circs, or I wouldn't have SSS! LOL