My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth

My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth

“I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony.”

Elizabeth Bennet is one of my favourite female literary charachters and when designing a pair of socks inspired by Mr Darcy it seemed only natural to have a pair inspired by Elizabeth.

My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth is named after what Darcy calls her on their walk from Longbourn towards the end of the book. It was such a beautiful sentiment I couldn’t but use it.

As both Darcy and Elizabeth are each so alike as characters, I deliberately chose to work Elizabeth’s sample in the same colours as the Darcy socks, just in the opposite way. I wanted to show both how similar and yet highlight their subtle differences. 

Elizabeth has a delicate 1×1 twisted rib which then leads into a very feminine bow stitch. The bow stitch adds a little interest and is very feminine without being flouncy, and I think you’ll agree, Elizabeth is not flouncy!

An eye of partridge heel in a contrasting colour along with the simple, no fuss foot and contrasting toe, just finishes off the elegant air to Elizabeth that I was after. 

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

“Empty needles are the pen with which I create my story, yarn is my ink” – Ruth