Holiday Stockings

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From Handknit Holidays, the first stocking took about a year. The second one went faster as I was motivated to finish the pair. Haven't worn them with a skirt yet, but with the rolling factor makes wearing them under pants slightly difficult. Stockings are always so appealing, but not all that practical! There is something so graceful about a long sinewy stocking next to a short sporty sock. Also the temptation to use hand-dyed yarn for so much solid stockinette meant that each skein varied in color slightly, resulting in a pair that doesn't exactly match. Another difficulty is the continuous shaping done "invisibly" in the lace/cable pattern down the back of the leg which requires careful attention, especially over the course of a year!


Using a different yarn than specified resulted in a tighter knit, creating "knee-high" rather than "over-the-knee" stockings. I think that the top coming to just under the knee stays up better, however.


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