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Triple Twist Stockings

Knitting Magazine 109, November 2012
Knitting
November 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
457 - 640 yards (418 - 585 m)
S / M & M / L

These stockings are worked from the toe up using the Magic Loop technique and feature an afterthought heel with Triple Twist Lace panels up each side of the leg giving them a sexy edge. Calf shaping and a ribbed top ensure a close fit with no sagging and the pattern includes instructions for 2 sizes.

Finished Measurements
S / M to fit 19 cm (7 ½ in) foot circumference, 33cm (12 in) calf circumference and 24 cm (9 ½ in) foot length

M / L to fit 21 cm (8 ¼ in) foot circumference, 35.5 (14 in) calf circumference and 25 cm (9 ¾ in) foot length

Both versions measure 55 cm (21 ¾ in) from base of heel to top of rib, to adjust foot length see Pattern Notes

Skill Level
Advanced beginner upwards

Pattern instructions are mainly written with a chart provided for the lace stitch.

Added info
You’ll also need knitting elastic for the rib at the top of the stockings to ensure a snug fit and to stop the stocking from slipping down when worn