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Formerly “SKA March Mystery Sock”.
Clue #1 posted 3/1/11
Clue #2 posted 3/8/11
Clue #3 posted 3/14/11
Clue #4 posted 3/21/11
Medium-weight fingering yarn, and needles to get you approximate gauge. Since I was assigned lace as my technique to use, the pattern is pretty stretchy. If you’re worried about the pattern being too small (as there is only one size), then adjust your yarn weight or needle size to increase gauge a little bit.
As for color: Anything between a solid color and more subtle variegation would be good. Don’t be afraid to use variegated yarn, but I would advise against variegated yarns where the colors are really, really contrasting - the pattern will get lost.
If it helps, my version is knit in Malabrigo sock in the Primavera colorway on US size 1.5 dpns. This yarn is a bit lighter than medium-weight sock yarn, and not a super stretchy yarn, but it is lovely and shows off the pattern nicely. I think if I had any around, I would have used a sock yarn with a base like Louet gems - I think that would be perfect!