Queen of Scots Socks by Mary Lukas

Queen of Scots Socks

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Woman's Small, Woman's Medium, Woman's Large/Men's Medium
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Queen of Scots Socks is the 6th pattern for Mary, Queen of Socks Club.

It was said Mary, Queen of Scots wore light blue sparkly knit stockings for her beheading. While I don’t know exactly what the pattern was on those stockings, these Queen of Scots Socks feature a diamond cabled pattern which is reminiscent of argyle. The texture on the sides of the side make it easier to fit larger feet. The elegant gusset heel may not be historically accurate, but I’m sure Queen Mary would have approved.

This pattern is lovely in semi solid, solids, lightly speckled and lighter colored yarns to show off the cable details.

Materials Needed

Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn

Yarn Shown:

Spotted Ewe Fibers Joan Sock in Robin’s Egg 80% Superwash/10% Nylon 400 yards.

Needles: Size US 1 (2.25mm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. 32 inch is recommended, but use the size that is the most comfortable for you.

Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch marker (optional).


Women’s Small: 7.5-11 inches around.

Women’s Medium: 8-13 inches around.

Women’s Large/Men’s Medium: 9-14 inches around.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle.