Monday, November 06, 2006

Stocking #1

The first pair are finished and I am very pleased with the result.

I used the pattern for Stockings with Clocks out of Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. I used Louet Gems Opal in Natural. The stocking falls just above the knee and is meant to be held in place with woven garters. The 100% Merino wool is just beautiful. I used size zero needles and knit both stockings at the same time using 2 circular needles. A bit tricky to get the hang of, but not that difficult.

The yarn for the other 9 pairs of stockings are ordered and I will start once my holiday knitting is complete.

The inspiration for the stockings comes from the tale of Queen Elizabeth 1, who supposedly received knitted silk stockings as a gift.

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