Medieval Muslim Stockings by Lilinah biti-Anat

Medieval Muslim Stockings

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
This pattern is available for free.

The page you are on links to the original version of the sock which is more of a description of my process rather than a detailed pattern.

I was brand new to knitting and people kept saying how hard it was to knit with cotton, so i made the socks in the photos of white wool-cotton blend and space-dyed blue wool-nylon blend.

Not long after i knit another pair of cotton, Baby Georgia by Crystal Palace, which has since been discontinued. I suppose another fingering weight cotton yarn would work.

If you are doing an Historic KAL or are looking for the Sock Summit related pattern, you want the PDF at

This is the spiffy, brand-new, modern, detailed version of the pattern. It was originally posted in a descriptive version, which is elsewhere on this site. Thanks to claning for beating it into shape.

Additional Gauge Info:
Leg: 7 stitches per inch, 7 rows per inch
Foot: 8 stitches per inch, 8 rows per inch
Heel: 8 stitches per inch, 10 rows per inch

You need close to equal amounts - between 275 and 325 yards - of EACH of two colors. The original colors were off-white and dark indigo. The yardage is estimated - you will need more if you have long feet or longer or wider legs.

In July 2020 my ISP removed all the websites it had been hosting. I have updated the link to my new website, as well as a link to the pattern PDF as saved by web.archive, aka The Wayback Machine.