I knit this pair of socks using my HiyaHiya 9" circular knitting needle. I just love that little needle. It is slick. Knitting with it is so smooth. The pattern for these sox can be found at http://www.theknittingzone.com/moranpattern3.htm . I used Sockotta sock yarn, which is made in Italy, a nice combinations of cotton, superwash wool, and nylon. The colors are cute to.