Tachimawari Socks by Lisa Lackney

Tachimawari Socks

May 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
465 yards (425 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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I designed these socks while watching old Japanese samurai movies. The high point is always the grand sword fight at the end, or tachimawari. Mawari means to to spin around, and just like Toshiro Mifune used to turn and attack his opponents, two biasing bands rotate around these socks, adding just enough interest to a self-striping yarn.