Singularly Disenchanting by Hunter Hammersen

Singularly Disenchanting

by Hunter Hammersen
Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
300 - 425 yards (274 - 389 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.25 [8.25, 9.25, 10.25, 11] inches.
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If you are not quite certain of the line between neatness and the reverse, be over-scrupulous about your under garments. The edge of a soiled petticoat, or the glimpse of a rent stocking is singularly disenchanting.

The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness:
A Complete Hand Book for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society
Florence Hartley, 1860




I don’t wish to be contrary, but I actually find these socks quite enchanting. The tiny, twisted cables provide a perfect, structured backdrop for carefully placed drop stitches. As for your other underthings? You’re on your own there.