Mary Queen of Socks by Nicola W
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Mary Queen of Socks

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette (sole)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
301 - 383 yards (275 - 350 m)
Small, medium, large & XL
This pattern is available for €3.00 EUR
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All 4 sizes of this pattern come in one PDF file - just scroll down for the size you need! :)

Mary, Queen of Socks is a companion pattern to Gloriana (my socks inspired by Elizabeth I) and is another design in the series inspired by costume and clothing through the ages. The main beaded motif is an adaptation of embroidered embellishments seen on the gown of a 13- or 14-year-old Mary in a sketch by Clouet c.1555, and the cabled eyelet pattern running parallel reminds me of the famous 6 ropes of black pearls given to Mary for the occasion of her first marriage that were once coveted (then owned) by Queen Elizabeth I.

This is a toe-up, beaded, lace and cable sock with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel (or your own preferred heel), and a recipe cuff.

With thanks to my Intrepid Testers™ ChocolateKate, confiance, crochestist, KnittingNightElf, knotginaj, Mimmyknits, MooseJean, Purple TX, renater59, sharpei4kris, SitNKnit, Skalman277, and TigerSharkknits.