It's been a while since I checked in . Figured I'd share what I am currently working on.
They are my version of Vlach men's socks, based on am amalgam of many historic pairs I have seen. Originals are quite rare to find, and I 've wanted some for about 20 years, so I just realized 'well, make them yourself !'. Without having an actual original in front of me, nor any great up close pictures, I am taking some educated guesses on the different techniques used to make the different 'bands'. I think I got close. I 'll find out better this summer when I'll get to some museums. Tons of technical mistakes, but that's part of the learning process, right ??
Oh, and they are meant to go almost up to the knee, with the pants legs actually getting tucked into them. If any one is interested, I could post some old pictures of guys wearing these as part of their traditional dress.