I think that this question is so dumb, and the answer is probably staring me in the face...but I'm not getting it!
I'm starting my first pair of socks and right at the beginning it says to divide my cast on stitches to 4 needles and place a stitch marker between the 4th and 1st needle to mark the beginning of my round. Well, on a circular needle (for all the hats I've done) it is easy, but when I put it on the end of a dpn, it obviously just rolls right off. So I figured I would just stager my stitches by 1 stitch all the way around thus holding the marker on 1 stitch into the round...but that doesn 't work for the socks because of the heel shaping and where that lands on the 4 needles...tHey have to be divided evenly from the first stitch!
gosh I feel like I am complicating the simplest thing!!!!!!!!
Also, this sock pattern says to work the ankle however I want for the desired length (how high I want the socks)... I was thinking that K2 P2 rib would be a great way to do my first pair.. then maybe I'll get brave and do some cables or lace for my second? hehe.