The Daily Purl

wool and bamboo









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