Ok....I think I got it worked out...
I think it would be...cast on what ever...(for me, likely 76 st on 2.25 mm) garter stitch flat for about 1", increase to x3 (228), leave 152 live, but continue to knit down for about 8" with a garter for the first 10 st, pattern in the middle, garter 10 st. Eyelet every 10-15 rows. then continue on in regular sock pattern after that. I suspect. Then go back and pick up the live stitches at the end and finish ruffle....
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