Socks with clocks

In the 1600s, knitted wool stockings became a common accessory and were often made at home. These somewhat fancier stockings were designed for Plimoth Plantation, a museum well known for its accurate presentation of the Pilgrims of 1624. They are based on the study of several period examples and are knitted in a heavier yarn than was common at the time. Decorative touches include purled patterns known as "clocks" at the ankles.

Approx Date: 
1600
Designer: 
Noel M. R. McGonigle
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Worsted
Needles: 
US 3
Stitches/Inch: 
5
Pattern Source: 

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Alternate/Notes: 

Plimoth Plantation