Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock Yarn (seen previously) and som ranom black sock scraps
Hook: 3mm/C Addi crochet hook
Pattern: 12 st across in PoA stripe pattern
I really think the manual striping makes a huge difference, and the larger hook size is a big improvement. Also I sent up from 6 rows of the main color to 8, which I think was important especially with the high contrast of these yarns.