Hand Knit Hose
FOR AN UNKNOWN REASON THE WEBSITE WITH THIS PATTERN IS DOWN. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE BACK SOON. A TEXT ONLY VERSION CAN BE ACCESSED HERE
From the website: "Stockings have changed very little. Other than developing different techniques for working heels or toes, the style and method of Elizabeth’s stocking is echoed in the Gunnister stockings (from a mid-17th century Scottish site) and those of the 19th century. If you understand the basics of knitting, you should be able to create your own knitted stockings, using whatever size needles and yarn you like. There’s nothing more complicated than knit, purl, increase, and decrease. It takes a bit of time and patience, and occasionally, trial and error."
Yarn choice is left up to the knitter and needle size will vary accordingly.