I am participating in a knit-along group on Ravelry where the members are knitting all the patterns (one a month) from the book, Sock Innovation by my favourite designer, Cookie A. Each pattern is named after someone special in Cookie’s life. The first pattern, ‘Glynis’, is named after Cookie’s mother-in-law. It was a lot of fun to knit, though the socks are too small for me. I didn’t quite get gauge (I got 33 sts/4 in instead of the 30 sts/4 in suggested in the book), however I like my socks on the snug side and this kind of difference is generally fine. Not this time! The pattern is not overly stretchy, so the socks are VERY difficult to get past my instep. I did knit these toe-up and two-at-a-time, of course.
The yarn I used is exactly the same as the yarn used to knit the book’s sample, Shibui Knits in the wasabi colourway.