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
11/20/2008 at 5:22 pm
That’s great and sophisticated. Your photos are terrific. Thanx
11/21/2008 at 12:04 am
What a lovely colour! And beautiful pictures too.
11/21/2008 at 3:46 am
Oh these are so lovely! I love how the yarn looks with those dark needles, beautiful.
11/21/2008 at 3:53 am
Very beautiful. I just love your pictures 😉
11/21/2008 at 4:35 am
Lovely socks, the colour matched the pattern perfectly.
11/21/2008 at 5:07 am
They look so warm and cosy. I especially like the pattern as well. The pictures are great and very artistic!
11/21/2008 at 7:49 am
Lovely – I’m sold!
11/21/2008 at 8:00 am
Oh, it does look like a chocolate bar! And a very cozy chocolate bar… What a brilliant idea!
11/21/2008 at 9:53 am
beautiful and simple. i love these.
11/21/2008 at 10:10 am
oooo.. nice. This is one of my favorite sock patterns. It looks cozy in brown.
11/21/2008 at 11:28 am
I do like those socks, I still haven’t knit any Nancy Bush patters.
11/21/2008 at 12:37 pm
I just love both the photographs and the socks. So simple yet fantastic!
11/21/2008 at 11:23 pm
These socks look amazingly comfortable! And they’re so rich and lovely. Love the color and the texture. Bamboo, yum!
11/22/2008 at 12:00 pm
11/23/2008 at 8:56 pm
gorgeous pattern,gorgeous color,gorgeous socks.
11/23/2008 at 11:19 pm
Your socks are wonderful! Love the deep color.
11/26/2008 at 10:50 am
really very beautiful socks ! I should try knitting them one day…
11/30/2008 at 3:52 am
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.