Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern

Sized for a small woman, this pattern follows almost exactly the original published in Weldon's Practical Needlework, except that it is knitted at a larger stitch gauge and corrects a mistake in the original's heel turns. In contrast to gentlemen's socks, ladies' socks in the 19th century often had lacy patterns.

Approx Date: 
1899
Designer: 
Nancy Bush
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Fingering
Needles: 
US 1
Stitches/Inch: 
8
Pattern Source: 

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