Pattern: Tsunami socks, from Knitted Socks East and West
Yarn: Socks that rock lightweight in moonstone, nearly all of 1 skein
Needles: US sz 0 Knitpicks metal DPNs
Notes: This was a really enjoyable knit. The pattern was completely clear, and this pattern was easily memorized. I made a few alterations – after the leg section I decreased down to 61 stitches for the foot, because it would have been too big with the larger number. I also decreased more quickly than called for on the toe. I don’t know why, but I always have to do this – I think maybe my toes aren’t very pointy.
I enjoyed the yarn, which was very firm. I don’t think it’s very lightweight at all, and these socks probably would knit up smaller in the called for yarn (Regia silk I think.) It’s also not quite as even looking as some sock yarns. I can’t say it’s my favorite sock yarn ever (I prefer softer yarns) but it is nice. To my mind it’s similar to Colinette Jitterbug, which has a similar hard twist. My row gauge was big, and I should have made the heel flap much shorter – it’s way too long on me. But that’s ok, I love the pretty wintery colors, and I can’t wait to knit more socks from this book!