The Dauphine's Stockings by Emma Welford

The Dauphine's Stockings

April 2015
Light Fingering ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 - 880 yards (402 - 805 m)
S (M, L)
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Let Them Knit Cake is a pattern collection inspired by Marie Antoinette, but made for the modern woman.

Marie likely wore practical, plain stockings as part of her undergarments--but that’s not very fun to fantasize about! The Dauphine’s Stockings are the stockings we want to imagine Marie (and ourselves!) wearing, with an allover butterfly lace motif and leafy vines growing on the back of the calves.

Sizes S (M, L), shown in size M
7 (8, 9)”/18 (20, 23)cm foot circumference
stretches to fit 12 (14, 16)”/30 (36, 41)cm calf circumference

Yarn Malabrigo Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 100g=440yds) Lotus

Note: This pattern changes sizes by using a different needle size and gauge for each size.

For size S: 34 sts and 50 rows=4”/10cm in stockinette on US 1 (2.25mm) needles
For size M: 30 sts and 48 rows=4”/10cm in stockinette on US 2 (2.75mm) needles
For size L: 27 sts and 38 rows=4”/10cm in stockinette on US 3 (3.25mm) needles

Photography: Kate Broderick
Tech Editing: Cait Livingston