- Using sock yarn and 2.5mm sock needles,Turkish cast-on 22 loops.
I originally wrote "24 loops," but that's a bit loose. YMMV.
- Knit across 22 stitches; turn.
I loop the working yarn around the cable on the opposite side. This makes a wrap that I can use to close the short-row gap by working k2tog-tbl at the end of the first round.
- Knit a few rounds plain.
When finished testing, knit a few plain rounds, then bind off.
Why do I knit 22 stitches then turn? Because I like a nice, purled turning edge at the bottom of the pouch, but I hate purling the first stitches. Knitting, then turning around to knit the other way makes that nice, sharp bottom. It's extra fussy of me to do the little short-row wrap, because I could easily sew closed any holes with the tail that's hanging there. But are you surprised that I'm extra fussy?