Adelisa Salernitana, Barony of Buckland Cross
This was my attempt at a couple of things: fine spinning (of silk); extra-fine knitting; knitting in the round with double-pointed needles; and the recreation of an actual medieval object.
The original St. Denis cap, excavated out of a rubbish pit at the Abbey of St. Denis, is the oldest knitted object found in Europe, and is made of a substance no one has seen today: byssus, or sea silk. This is made from the thread-like proteins excreted by the foot of the giant Mediterranean mollusk, Pinna nobilis. There is no commercially available sea silk available today, so I went with conventional silk instead.
More about the cap, how I reconstructed it, and byssus can be found on my paper on Academia.edu: