But the socks were finished during my stay, so Miss J is now the proud owner of the cheeky monkeys (which we steamed using her amazing new steam iron – it has a huge reservoir of water, and you just steam everything as you iron – omg I so want one! And I don’t even iron that much!!).
Yarn: Merino Cashmere Sock (old) from The Knittery, in Moonlight. I omitted a repeat on the legs because I was worried about yarn…I needn’t have worried, I’ve got at least 25g left! Wasn’t sure how I felt about the faux striping effect, I was hoping this yarn would be more subtle, but it works pretty well for this pattern.Sticks: 2.75mm KP Harmony dpns – my first time using these – love them! The colours don’t interfere with the knitting at all, and they have a lovely smooth but slightly grippy coating. And they are nice and pointy too.
Wish I’d learnt: That you can make Monkeys without purling – ie by knitting the purl stitch. If I make these again, I think that’s what I’d do. Purling just doesn’t float my boat!