FO: Evening Stockings for a Young Lady

by exercisebeforeknitting


Pattern: Evening Stockings for a Young Lady from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush

Yarn: The Knittery’s Merino Cashmere Sock in “Geranium”

Modifications: I ripped off Kristy’s modifications to make these regular socks instead of knee socks. I also only used rows 1-4 of the 5-row pattern. Kristy’s socks inspired me to cast on a pair. This pattern didn’t jump out at me when I leafed through the book; however, the pretty versions of this out there in blogland are quite compelling.


The pattern called for 20 chain stitches on the heel flap which struck me as a bit excessive. I usually use 16 and now I wish I’d followed the advice of the sage Ms. Bush. I probably won’t wear these socks with shoes that will rub against that lace at the heel. No matter, that still leaves plenty of shoe possibilities!


Way back in September, I cast on for this bolero by DROPS Design. It was a surprisingly fast knit, although the ribbing took as long as the rest of the garment. It has been nearly done for about six weeks. What remains? Some surgery.


Full report next week! For now, you’ll have to live with a meme. I’ve been tagged by Glenna and Jenna