lauantai 30. tammikuuta 2016

Red and white stockings

I'm back! Not that I really went anywhere but my blogging break was a bit longer than intended. I have a lot of stuff going on at work and with dancing, and there are also several projects on the sewing table so it should be a busy year and no mistake.

Yesterday I finished knitting a new pair of stockings and I'm very pleased with them. They are a simple toe-up model, the pattern is my own and I used a common toe and gusset increase method, as well as a common heel option for toe up socks. The yarn is silk and merino wool blend and I knitted the stockings with needles that are maybe 1-1.5 in metric size.

I chose to tie my garters above the knee because these stockings have tendency to droop and I don't see why my knees should be bare.
I knit the socks in the round with double pointed needles and that's why the change of round can be seen at the back and on the sole.