May 14, 2013

The Great Canadian Work Socks

Pattern: Cuff and leg stitch pattern from Nancy Bush's Country Socks (Folk Socks book)
Yarns: Opal Uni Solid (anthracite - 5191); Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (natural - 4726);
             Cascade Heritage (red -5607)
Needles: Circular - 2.25 mm
Certainly anyone of my vintage or from the previous generation will remember these socks growing up. They always had a grey body with natural color cuffs, heels, and toes. And the red stripe. Men wore them working, hunting, and fishing - and on cold winter days around the house when only a wood stove blazing could take the drafty chill off a room.

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