Both Amelia and Marsha had correct answers!
The sock is cuff down, not toe up which is my preferred method of sock construction.
And I'm using double pointed needles -- something I've never done with socks. Yes, that's the truth! A zillion pairs of socks and I've never used DPN on a pair!
These are Jaywalker socks, which means I have a 50-50 chance on them not fitting and being totally wanked off that I have to it rip it out.
I'll keep you posted.