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!
13 thoughts on “FO:Tsunami socks”
Those are beautiful!
they look awesome and what a great color for them too. i bought the book impulsively for the cover project — but i also like the hanami lace socks ;D
I have got to seriously get this sock book…
those are such great socks!!
Very nice socks! Great work!
Whao, that’s really impressive!!! I’m a long way away from knitting socks that’s for sure!!!
Lovely! I am knitting Biwa at the moment and you would like the heel flap – much shorter than normal. It’s such a great book!
I love these, but I cant tell if they’re knee-highs? I saw this book in a store not long ago, and while I liked the patterns, for some of them I couldn’t tell whether they were children’s or adult’s sizes?
I think they came out great…and thanks for turning me on to the book. I buy books rarely (only the goodies–Nancy B, EZ, etc), but I loved all of the patterns in this one!
Lovely new socks! I love wearing new socks for the first time.
Those look so comfortable! Great job
hi. i’m a new knitter and i am overwhelmed with all the excitement and want to knit everything in sight. do you ever have several projects going at once or do you only do one knitting project at a time?