Ladies in Waiting Socks by Mary Lukas

Ladies in Waiting Socks

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
Women's Small, Women's Medium, Women's Large/Men's Medium
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Mary Seton, Mary Beaton, Mary Fleming, and Mary Livingston were Mary, Queen of Scots companions and later on, her ladies-in-waiting. They travelled with Mary to France from Scotland and were trained to be wives of Noblemen and her Ladies. After the death of her first husband, King Francois, they travelled back with Mary to Scotland. They went everywhere with Mary, from parliament to banquets to hunting outings. Mary Seton never ended up marrying and joined Mary in captivity in her final years.
Ladies in Waiting Socks features a set of five cables that represent the Four Marys and Mary, Queen of Scots. A separate cable runs down the back of the leg, which is a representative of Mary of Guise who assembled the four Marys as her daughter’s companions and lifelong friends.

This is the third pattern of the Mary, Queen of Socks Club which runs from January 2019 - December 2019.

Sizing: Women’s Small (7-12 inches around), Women’s Medium (7.5-13 inches around), Women’s Large/Men’s Medium (8-14 inches around).

Gauge: 8.5 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25 mm) circle needle.

Yarn: One 100g skein of sock yarn

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker (optional), cable needle (optional if you’re comfortable cabling without one).

Needles: Size US 1 (2.25mm) circular needle or needle size needed to obtain gauge. 32 inch is recommended but use the size that is the most comfortable for you.

Links for tutorials for the trickier parts of the pattern such as the German short row heel, Turkish cast on, and Judy’s Magic Cast on are included in the pattern.