Medieval Muslim Stockings by Lilinah biti-Anat

Medieval Muslim Stockings

Knitting
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 https://web.archive.org/web/20150812205801/http://home.ea...

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.


UPDATE
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.