Juta's Stockings by Nancy Bush

Juta's Stockings

January 2003
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
195 - 360 yards (178 - 329 m)
Small (1-year old), Medium (5-year old), Large (Adult)
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Summary Three sizes, top-down, five double-pointed needles, lace.

Additional Size Information 5.5" 14 cm, (7" 18 cm, 8" 20.5 cm) around and 5.25" 13.5 cm, (7.25" 18.5 cm, 9.25" 25 cm) long.

Additional Yarn Information

  • The small size calls for "Koigu Merino," which is equivalent to Koigu Premium Merino (KPM) and Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), 1 skein #2326 blue.
  • The medium and large sizes each call for one skein Satakieli each: #132 pale yellow, and #251 peach.

Additional Gauge Information The listed gauge above is for the medium and large sizes using Satakieli. Gauge for the small size with Koigu Merino is 18 stitches and 24 rounds = 2" (5 cm) in Stockinette stitch.

Chart Included Leg/foot pattern.

From Nancy Bush's Pattern Description These lacy stockings were inspired by a pair of modern ones I purchased in a shop…They are named after Juta…who welcomed me to her home and helped me by translating numerous texts and explaining techniques and difficult words.…

These stockings begin with a Continental cast-on and are decorated with a lace chevron pattern down the sides of the leg and on top of the foot. I offer them here in three sizes representing, perhaps, the generations of Mäesalu women, their sharing and closeness.