While written as a men’s pattern, the smaller size would be suitable for an average to large woman’s foot as well.
This pattern was inspired by the character Eddard of House Stark from George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire (titled Game of Thrones on HBO). Known as “Ned” to his friends and allies, he is the honourable and no-nonsense Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. I like to imagine these simply plaited socks would help keep him warm on a cold morning’s walk through the godswood. After all, winter is coming…
The braided cable is not the same as a Vikkel braid.