black bess by ash alberg

black bess

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
460 yards (421 m)
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anyone who purchases both penny dreadful and tiptoe will automatically receive 20% off. past purchases apply.

the original penny dreadful told the stories of highwaymen, including that of the notorious dick turpin, an actual highway bandit who died in the 1700s. his horse, black bess, supposedly rode 200 miles between york and london in a single night.

while it’s unlikely that these socks will make your own feet quite so speedy, they are quick to knit up. their lace ribbing reflects the dirt paths and rivers that riders would have travelled back in the day to get from point a to point b. make them short or long depending on your own journey’s wishes.

welcome to a season of penny dreadfuls, and socks inspired by the 19th century equivalent of pulp fiction. this is pattern 3/7 in the penny dreadful collection, a collection of socks with nox yarn co. patterns are being released over 2018 and can be purchased individually or as a whole at a reduced cost.

needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns OR circular needles appropriate for preferred method, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 460 yards (421 metres), 100g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in nox yarn co’s mars sock (75% superwash merino/25% nylon, 460 yards 421 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in vanessa

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

gauge: 36 stitches x 40 rounds = 4” (10cm), in stockinette, worked in the round, blocked