Eleanora Socks PDF
Knit a bit of history with the Eleanora Socks from Miriam Felton. The style and variety of textured stitch patterns on these socks are inspired by the socks found in the tomb of Eleanoro de Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de’Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. She was buried in 1562 after dying of the plague and her crimson silk socks are amazingly well preserved.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 6.5” from cuff to top of heel flap, 12” around upper cuff, 9” around foot, and 9” from heel to toe
Yarn Requirements: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn; shown in Opal Uni Solid (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US size 0 & 1 (2 and 2.25mm) DPNs
Gauge: 17 sts & 25 rnds = 2” in St st on larger needle