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3 pairs of highly decorated socks inspired by ornate mosaics from the Byzantine Empire.

Worked in the round in mosaic and stranded knitting. Written knitting instructions and charts.

Price of Printed Pattern: $10 CAD


To order a pdf download of Byzantium through Ravelry, please follow this link to visit the pdf pattern page


Sock Measurements M(L)

Leg Circumference 7"/18cm(7.5"/19cm)

Foot Circumference 7"/18cm(7.5"/19cm)

Leg Length 7.5"/19cm(7.5"/19cm)

Foot Length 9.5"/24cm(10.75"/27.5cm)


Any fingering weight sock yarn of your choice, 1.75oz/50gm approx. = 214 yards/196 metres, All cover models, size M, were knit with Lisa Souza Dyeworks Sock! 75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon

Yarn required for Constantinople

Shade Garden - A 2.2oz/62gm(3.2oz/91gm)

Warm Gold - B 1.7oz/48gm(2oz/57gm)

Yarn required for Thessalonica

Elektra - A 2.3oz/65gm(3.3oz/94gm)

Foxglove - B 1.8oz/51gm(2.1oz/60gm)

Yarn required for Smyrna

Pacific - A 2.5oz/71gm(3.6oz/102gm)

Orange - B 1.7oz/48gm(2oz/57gm)

Needles 'n' Notions

Four 2mm(US 0) and four 2.5mm(US 1) double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.

Three markers, darning needle.


10 sts = 1"/2.5cm with 2.5mm(US 1) needles over chart patterns.