Lionheart Socks by Mary Lukas

Lionheart Socks

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Women's Small, Women's Medium/Men's Small, Women's Large/Men's Medium
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

Richard I or Richard the Lionheart was King of England, Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes as well as being Overlord of Brittany. He was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Richard was given the nickname of Lionheart for his reputation as a military leader and warrior. He led his own armies at 16 and lead a rebellion against his own father. While he achieved many victories in the Third Crusade, the most important was finalizing the Treaty of Jaffa with Saladin which led to a truce and the end of the Third Crusade.

This pattern would pair well with a solid or semi-solid yarn, perhaps light speckling or muted stripes. It is cabled with texture and ribbing.

Materials Needed

Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn

Yarn Shown:

GARNSTUDIO Drops Fabel in 604pl in Ocean View 75% Wool 25% Nylon - 224 yards/ball (2 balls).

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

Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch marker (optional).


  • Sizing


Women’s Small: 8-11.75 inches around.

Women’s Medium/Men’s Small : 9-12.5 inches around.

Women’s Large/Men’s Medium: 9.5 inches-13.75 inches around.

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


  • Note


This pattern is written for magic loop, but can easily be changed to DPNs. Use 2 needles for N1, and another 2 for N2