This is the second learning sock from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. This one is done from the toe up, with a turned heel, heel flap, rolled top.
Doing the increases in a spiral around the sock is very interesting and attractive. I think this is going to be my first grownup sized pair of socks. There's a little note, almost an aside, in the instructions that says to tighten the cast on stitches at the toe before commencing to knit the sock. That's very good advice. I didn't follow this sage advice and if you look carefully at the toe you can see that the stitches are loose.
It's a figure 8 cast-on. The next cast-on in the book, page 22, Judy's Magic Cast-On, looks more promising.
What a fun book!