Civil War socks: Union

These are the “official” socks knitters were encouraged to make for the Union soldiers in the Civil War. The pattern was published in 1865 by the United States Sanitary Commission, a civilian organization dedicated to providing support for Union forces. Unusually for their time, these are knitted in so-called "coarse" yarn (sport-weight yarn) at a very tight gauge.

Approx Date: 
1865
Designer: 
U.S. Sanitary Commission
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Sport
Needles: 
US 1
Stitches/Inch: 
9
Pattern Source: 

Piecework, March/April 2009