World War 1 "Hospital" socks

Even before the US entered World War 1, American knitters got out their needles to knit "comforts" for European refugees and "suffering non-combatants." These heel-less ribbed bed socks, called "hospital socks" by the Red Cross, were much in demand.

Approx Date: 
1917
Designer: 
Red Cross; July 1917 Modern Priscilla Needlework magazine
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Worsted
Needles: 
US 5 or 6
Stitches/Inch: 
5
Pattern Source: 

HJS Studio WW1 Patterns