Ladies Ankle Sock (Patons and Baldwins)

This sock is a ladies Ankle sock (with "french heel and flat toe") from Patons and Baldwin's Woolcraft, 13th edition, knit from Beehive 3-ply scotch fingering yarn. It was purchased in the England for 9 pence during the second world war, when short socks were especially popular due to wool rationing.

Approx Date: 
1940
Designer: 
Patons and Baldwins
Sock Type: 
Historical
Yarn: 
Beehive 3 ply Scotch fingering
Pattern Source: 

Patons and Baldwins Woolcraft, 13th Edition