Patterned Muslim stockings

Knitting traces its origins to the Islamic cultures south of the Mediterranean, sometime around the year 1000 AD. The earliest surviving knitted stockings appear not long afterward, in the 11th to 12th century. These toe-up stockings in blue and white cotton are copied from a surviving stocking in the Textile Museum, in Washington DC. They are very close to the original pattern and stitch gauge.

Approx Date: 
1100
Designer: 
Lilinah biti-Anat
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Fingering
Needles: 
US 2
Stitches/Inch: 
8
Pattern Source: 

PDF by way of Ravelry