Roses really are red

Red Roses all the way from Columbia

I’m so pleased with these “Evening Stockings” knee high socks. The yarn is Wollmeise Twin (80/20%, merino/nylon) in colourway Rosenrot, or rosered and indeed they are the colour of roses. 

"Evening Stockings for a Young Lady"

A few weeks ago, about the time I really got going on these socks I found a bunch of beautiful big red roses in the local florist, from Columbia no less.

Originally published in Weldon's, 1900

Anyone who’s knit a Nancy Bush pattern understands how satisfying they are. Well written, researched (as in the case of the Knitting Vintage Socks book) and well, classics. I now have such a collection of her patterns I almost don’t know which one to pick next!

One of my favourite sock knitting books, by Nancy Bush

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6 Responses to Roses really are red

  1. missfee says:

    They are just gorgeous!!!!

    I am putting them on my list now too

  2. drkknits says:

    so you should be pleased with them, they are gorgeous! and they look so great in the red wollmeise, so much so im copying them 🙂 but first im thinking of unst, from ‘knitting on the road’. i think fee is too. perhaps we should do them together?

    • Knitdra says:

      Yes, yes do. I can’t wait to see what they look like in Vamp. I have Unst in my queue so why not? I might have to wait for our webs order to come through to start though.

  3. RoseRed says:

    You can’t go wrong with Nancy bush, wollmeise and red!

  4. I’ve always loved this pattern and yours in that red – DIVINE !

    I haven’t had the pleasure of knitting NB socks yet but I too hear so much positive feedback on her patterns. I too have that book and it has such lovely sock patterns in it I also have trouble picking which one to knit…ahaha

    In the meantime whilst picking the next pair enjoy wearing these lovelies ;D

  5. northernnarratives says:

    I am also a fan of Nancy Bush. Your socks are great. Judy

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