Tucked away in my sweater cupboard, I still have the ski sweater my mother knitted many years ago for my father based on traditional crisp, clean, two-color Norwegian motifs. Although the patterns have not changed over the years, the choice of yarns certainly has. The alpaca-bamboo blend used here creates the most scrumptious and decadent pair of socks—just perfect for weekend lounging. Think of them as après-ski sweaters for the feet! This pattern can be found in Mags Kandis' Gifted.