Did you know that Egyptian Cotton Socks are among one of the oldest knitting relics to be found. Imagine that, a wool-free knit.
This photo is of a sock on display at the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., of natural and indigo dyed cotton, made sometime between the 11th and 13th centuries C.E. It is believed to be the oldest surviving knitted sock.
She made a few alterations in the pattern so that the socks would fit her foot, and used a cotton/wool blend but otherwise, she aimed to make as true a copy as possible.
If you make a pair, be sure to let me know!