This sock was relatively easy for me since I'd knitted the originals shown in the book and was familiar with the stitch pattern. I'm happy to say that I enjoyed knitting it a third time.
I made the following adjustments to the instructions:
- Instead of the magic-loop method with a 40" circular needle, I used my very sharp Signature double-pointed needles to make easy work of the twisted stitches and right-twists.
- Instead of the k2, p1 cable cast-on, I used the old Norwegian (also called German twist) cast-on. My only excuse is that I was lazy and didn't want to have to follow the chart for the cast-on row.
- I decided that the heel flap was a bit too long so I stopped after 32 rows (instead of 36 rows). That meant that I only had 16 chain edge stitches to pick up for each gusset. As specified in the instructions, I picked up an extra stitch in each corner to help prevent holes from forming, making a total of 17 stitches picked up at each side for a total of 92 stitches (instead of 96 stitches). I decreased the gussets to 74 stitches as specified.
- When using the zigzag bind-off (described on page 46), I worked the first two and last two stitches together on each needle to help minimize the "ears" that can result from this type of bind-off.