Oxford Stockings by Lisa Jacobs
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Oxford Stockings

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
50 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in charted patts on larger needles; 32 sts and 45 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needles.
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
460 - 690 yards (421 - 631 m)
7¼ (7¼, 8¼)" foot circumference and 8 (8½, 9¼)" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 8½" long.
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Lisa Jacobs

Inspired by the peasant knitting of the Enns Valley, Austria, these traditional Oxford Stockings showcase a wealth of twisted cable stitches in vertical bands along the leg.

Finished Size 7¼ (7¼, 8¼)” foot circumference and 8 (8½, 9¼)” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 8½” long.

Yarn Schachenmayr Regia 4-Ply (75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide; 230 yd 210 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #01992 ecru, 2 (2, 3) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles Sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 50 sts and 45 rnds = 4” in charted patts on larger needles; 32 sts and 45 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needles.
Inspired by the peasant knitting of the Enns Valley, Austria, these traditional Oxford Stockings showcase a wealth of twisted cable stitches in vertical bands along the leg.