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Renaissance / Medieval Knee Socks

Knitting
October 2002
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 560 yards (503 - 512 m)

Note This design is titled “Renaissance Socks” in The Ultimate Sock Book and “Medieval Knee Socks” in Socks Two.

Finished Measurements

  • circumference - 10.5” / 26.5 cm
  • foot length, approx - 8.5” / 21.5 cm

From the VKotG Socks Two description:
Inspired by a pair of red silk stockings found in the tomb of Eleanora de Toledo on display in the Palazzo Pitti Museum in Florence, these socks represent one of the earliest documented examples of lace knitting.