Barnim-Style Stockings by Anne DesMoines
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Barnim-Style Stockings

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
874 yards (799 m)
12.5, 13.75, 16.5, 17.75 inches (31.7, 34.9, 41.9, 45.1 cm) calf circumference; 18, 21, 25, 28" (45.7, 53.5, 63.5, 71.1 cm) top of cuff to bottom of heel
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Inspired by stockings worn by the ruling elite in Northern Europe from the late 1500’s to the early 1600’s.

Has a common heel and an interesting instep shaping, while the gusset shaping continues to the toe shaping for a “seamed” look.