Victorian Lace Christmas Stocking by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Victorian Lace Christmas Stocking

Knitting
November 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round and blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 yards (274 m)
one size -- approx 17 inches long x 5 inches across (10 inch opening)
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This is a fun, classic Christmas stocking. In the natural wool, you have a tone-on-tone textured stitch pattern that is fun to knit and looks very elegant … very Victorian Christmas!

Any heavy worsted-weight wool or wool blend could be used for this stocking … which you can make longer by increasing the number of “leg lace” repeats. Done in a lighter weight wool, you would have a more sophisticated, grown-up version for decorating.

The stocking is knit in the round from the toe … and the bits of lace and textrued stitches add to the fun-factor, making this a fairly quick stocking.