Historical Socks

Historical Sock Timeline:

Title Designer Approx Date Pattern Source
Vindolanda Roman sock 0200

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Striped socks from Antinoë 0300

Anne-Marie Decker

Patterned Muslim stockings Lilinah biti-Anat 1100

PDF by way of Ravelry

Gaulish short hose 1100

Heather Rose Jones

Uppsala slipper-sock 1250

Anne-Marie Decker

Anasazi sock 1400

Anne-Marie Decker

Medieval long hose 1400

Heather Rose Jones

Eleanora of Toledo socks Anne DesMoines, Elizabeth Pearson 1562

Georg's Research

16th century plain socks Anne Lane 1600

The Plimoth Plantation

Striped stockings Anne DesMoines 1600

PDF by way of Ravelry

Socks with clocks Noel M. R. McGonigle 1600

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18th century stockings Mara Riley 1743

Chart and instructions are here

Thrummed Socks Wool Trends 1800

Free pattern from Wool Trends

1817 School sock Worthing Girls' School 1817

Reprint of the Original Knitting Teacher's Assistant

Civil War socks: Confederacy Macon Daily Telegraph and Confederate, 1864 1864

Piecework, March/April 2009

Civil War socks: Union U.S. Sanitary Commission 1865

Piecework, March/April 2009

Gentleman's Sock with Two Needles Weldon's Practical Stocking Knitter, First Series 1886

Weldon's Practical Needlework, Vol. 1

Gentleman's Bicycle Stocking in Ridged Knitting Weldon's Practical Stocking Knitter, First Series 1886

Weldon's Practical Needlework, Vol. 1

Gentleman's sock in Railway Stitch Nancy Bush 1889

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Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe Nancy Bush 1896

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Heelless sleeping socks Nancy Bush 1897

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Cycling or Golf Stockings Nancy Bush 1897

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Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern Nancy Bush 1899

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Hook and Rose Turkish Socks Anna Zilboorg 1900

Fancy Feet

Evening Stockings for a Young Lady Nancy Bush 1900

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Baby's Bootikin Nancy Bush 1905

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Infant's Knitted Bootees Bear Brand Yarns 1916

Manual of Yarnkraft, 14th Volume

World War 1 "Hospital" socks Red Cross; July 1917 Modern Priscilla Needlework magazine 1917

HJS Studio WW1 Patterns

World War 1 Red Cross socks Red Cross; July 1917 Modern Priscilla Needlework magazine 1917

HJS Studio WW1 Patterns

Columbia Child's Sock Columbia Yarn Company 1936
World War 2 Red Cross socks Red Cross 1939

PDF from the Red Cross

Men's Argyle Socks Originally published by Jack Frost in Two-Needle Socks, Volume 57 1940

Free Vintage Pattern

Ladies Ankle Sock (Patons and Baldwins) Patons and Baldwins 1940

Patons and Baldwins Woolcraft, 13th Edition

Men's 2-Needle Heavy Socks Published by Doreen Knitting, Volume 93, in 1946. 1946

Free Vintage Pattern

Perssons Garn Socks Perssons Garn 1950

Perssons Garn Leaflet