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FO:Tsunami socks

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!