this sock is a translation in stitches of the complex ironwork that characterizes the french quarter of new orleans, with its twined garter diamonds and trailing twisted chains. knit up in a thinner yarn with a bit of burnished sheen, these socks will add an elegant accent dressier shoes or trousers during transitional seasons.
shown above: size medium in woolen rabbit kashmir, a merino/cashmere/nylon blend offered in a gorgeous array of colors. kim is also offering a kit in colorway hanky panky as shown here; click to order from her online shop.
many, many thanks to my friend kim from the woolen rabbit for sharing her beautiful new kashmir sock yarn with me for this design. please visit kim’s updated online store to see more of her luscious fiber offerings.
i am also very grateful to our very good friend agnes, who gleefully test knit this pattern and sent such beautiful photos of her finished socks; thank you a hundred times agnes!
and of course, thank you to david, who worked the photo shoot in my mom’s small dining room—we thought her rug made a nice backdrop for this fancy sock.