Gentlemen's Hunting Socks by Mone Dräger

Gentlemen's Hunting Socks

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 (8, 8 3/4)" foot circumference, 9 1/4 (10, 10 1/2)" foot length; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 8".

“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.

Individual pattern for sale here:

Chart PDF available here: