Errata: In the directions for the toes, the patterns says, “Continue in this manner until you have 28 sts on each needle, (48 sts altogether) ending on a plain knit round.” It should say 56 sts altogether. The pattern on my blog has now been updated with this correction.
The toes and heel of these socks can easily be substituted for another method if needed. I used a Figure 8 cast on and slip st heel but you could also use the Turkish heel or other methods of making a toe as well as different heels. use what you think works best for you.