Rebel Gray Socketeer
The Rebel Gray Socketeer is an in-home business making period-style socks for Civil War reenactors (or just for those who want a nice pair of hand-knitted socks).
The yarn used to make our socks is 100% wool, of a worsted weight. There appears to be no documentation of period socks beng made with a worsted yarn (a heavier, clunkier yarn), so while the yarn might be not completely historically accurate, the pattern itself is.
There are two distinquishing features to these socks. One is a 'seam-stitch' down the back between the cuff and the heel. While not really a seam, it is an accurate rendering of certain period socks. The other is what is called a 'double-thick' heel. Likewise, this does not take two strands of yarn, but the manner in which it is constructed gives it a tighter, tougher weave.
Each pair of socks is slightly different. For that matter, each individual sock will vary. That is just the nature of hand-knitted articles. Rather than shoe-sizes, the socks are listed in inches. For example, a pair may be listed as being 10" long. This refers to the length of the foot and does not include the ankle and cuff. It is suggested that you get a pair that is listed as a quarter inch longer than your foot measurement; that way your toes will not feel cramped.
On average the diameter of the cuff (stretched out) is about 4 1/2 inches across. From the top of the cuff to the heel, the length averages around 7 inches. If your leg [seven inches above ankle] is more than 13 1/2 inches in circumferance, these socks may not fit you well.
The pricing may fluctuate with the size and design of the socks. On average though, the price is about $20.
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The Rebel Gray Socketeer will make custom socks upon request. This includes both width and length as well as (when possible) color scheme.
The Socketeer also offers custom knitted kilt hose. For more information, go here.