Deb, Here is the first couple of inches of my KAL socks.
I cast on 56 stitches and am using a 2 x 2 rib - my favourite. James' shoe size is right between the largest child's size and the smallest ladies size as per the Cast On Chart on page 11, so I decided to go with the larger number of stitches. The yarn has 10% Possum Fur and is incredibly soft.
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