Gentlemen's Hunting Socks by Mone Dräger

Gentlemen's Hunting Socks

by Mone Dräger
Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 58 rows = 4 inches
in leg pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
450 yards (411 m)
7 (7 3/4, 8 3/4)" circumference
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“He seems a very harmless sort of young man, nothing to like or dislike in him—goes out shooting or hunting with the two others all the morning, and plays at whist and makes queer faces in the evening.”
—Jane Austen, letter to her sister, Cassandra

During the Regency era in England, hunting had become the sport of gentlemen, and nearly all of Jane Austen’s heroes hunt in some manner or other. Captain Wentworth and Charles Musgrove hunt while in Somerset; Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley return to Netherfield to hunt; and the list could go on and on. These bicolored socks in shades of field and forest were designed with masculine hunting parties in mind.

The socks are knit from the top down with heel flap and gusset. The pattern includes three sizes to fit leg circumference: S, M and L to fit leg circumference 17.75 (20, 22.25) cm 7 (7.75, 8.75)”, leg length results in approximately 24 (25.75, 27.25) cm 9.5 (10, 10.75)” when knit as given in the pattern, adjustable. Foot length is adjustable

You can choose to work the slip stitch pattern either from the charts or the written instructions.

Material: 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 400 m (440 yds) per 100 g in contrasting colours
Notions: 2 stitch markers, darning needle.