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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!


13 thoughts on “FO:Tsunami socks

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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?

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