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This knitted tube was recovered from the orlop deck and was originally identified as a scogger – a kind of detached sleeve which was usually worn on the arm. However, more recent research suggests that this item may be a sock.

It is made of a coarse, black, woollen 2 ply yarn which is S-spun and Z-plied. The shape on one frayed end suggests the beginning of a turned heel on a sock and, although no doubt now somewhat distorted, it seems to be the wrong shape and too short for a sleeve. It would certainly be too wide at the wrist unless a large part has been lost. The dimensions and circumference fit measurements of a leg much better than an arm and the shaping toward the back of the heal seems to be a genuine feature.