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wool and bamboo

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Rich, deep colored yarn, knit in a pleasing pattern of knits and purls that remind me of bars of chocolate. I modified the pattern, casting on 64 stitches and decreasing to 56 stitches, to accommodate a larger needle size (2.75 mm) and my foot measurements. I like the twist of this yarn – not too tight or beady – and the bamboo content is a nice alternative to nylon. I’m curious to see how they feel and wear over time, but at the moment they are quite comfortable.
Gentleman’s Fancy Socks
Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Zitron Trekking Pro Natura (75% wool and 25% bamboo fiber) #1503, 1 skein
2.75 mm Lantern Moon ebony double-pointed needles

18 thoughts on “wool and bamboo

  1. That’s great and sophisticated. Your photos are terrific. Thanx

  2. What a lovely colour! And beautiful pictures too.

  3. Oh these are so lovely! I love how the yarn looks with those dark needles, beautiful.

  4. Very beautiful. I just love your pictures 😉

  5. Lovely socks, the colour matched the pattern perfectly.

  6. They look so warm and cosy. I especially like the pattern as well. The pictures are great and very artistic!

  7. Lovely – I’m sold!

  8. Oh, it does look like a chocolate bar! And a very cozy chocolate bar… What a brilliant idea!

  9. beautiful and simple. i love these.

  10. oooo.. nice. This is one of my favorite sock patterns. It looks cozy in brown.

  11. I do like those socks, I still haven’t knit any Nancy Bush patters.

  12. I just love both the photographs and the socks. So simple yet fantastic!

  13. These socks look amazingly comfortable! And they’re so rich and lovely. Love the color and the texture. Bamboo, yum!

  14. gorgeous pattern,gorgeous color,gorgeous socks.

  15. Your socks are wonderful! Love the deep color.

  16. really very beautiful socks ! I should try knitting them one day…

  17. Oh I have a skein of Hazel Knits Sock Yarn in the ‘Chocolatier’ colourway and I think that I have just found the pattern for them. Your socks look perfect.

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