Queen Regent Socks by Mary Lukas

Queen Regent Socks

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Woman's Small, Woman's Medium, Woman's Large/Men's Medium
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The Queen Regent Socks are pattern #2 in Mary, Queen of Socks Club. All six patterns are sold together until a year from their individual release dates.

Mary of Guise was the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots and for a short time she was the Queen Regent of Scotland. Mary was tasked with keeping Scotland safe and Catholic for the day her daughter would return from France.

The Queen Regent Socks are a textured rib sock that are simple yet elegant for a former Queen of Scotland. The cuff features a flower motif, there is an alternative with bobbles that is a little more stretchy!

This pattern is written for cuff down and toe up and includes both written and charted instructions.

Women’s Small: 6.5-12 inches in stitch pattern around/cuff stretches from 7.5-10 inches.

Women’s Medium: 7.5 inches-13 inches in stitch pattern/cuff stretches from 8.25-11 inches

Women’s Large/Men’s Medium: 8 inches-14 inches in stitch pattern/cuff stretches from 9-12 inches.

Gauge: 9 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25 mm) circle needle. 8 stitches/inch on cuff using US 1.5 (2.50mm).

Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn

Needles: Size US 1 (2.25mm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. You will also need a Size US 1.5 (2.50mm) or the next size up from the needle size you’ve gotten gauge on. 32 inch is recommended but use the size that is the most comfortable for you.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker (optional).

When choosing your sock size, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got measurements of your heel circumference and calf circumference (see resource link for measuring). The heel circumference will allow you to see if the cuff will fit over your heel. The calf circumference measures where you want the cuff to sit on your leg. If your heel circumference is 10 inches around, you’ll want to make sure your cuff is going to stretch to 10 inches so you can get it over your foot. The cuff has a lovely edging, but it’s not forgiving when it comes to stretch! This is why the cuff is done in a larger needle size from what you’ll use on the rest of the sock. If you choose to make the flower stitch a bit looser, it’ll give you a little more wiggle room.