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Eleanora Socks

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 465 yards (366 - 425 m)
6.5 inches (16.5 cm) from cuff to top of heel flap, 12 inches (30.5 cm) around upper cuff, 9 inches (23 cm) around foot, 9 (23 cm) from heel to toe
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Errata available: miriamfelton.com

These socks are inspired by the socks found in the tomb of Eleanoro de Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de’Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. She was buried in 1562 after dying of the plague and her crimson silk socks are amazingly well preserved. (Images of the original socks can be seen here and here)



They were knee-high with turned down cuffs. The lozenge patterned cuffs on this adaptation are NOT turned down and the motifs have been reduced in number of stitches due to gauge differences.