Viola's Stockings by Sarah Jordan

Viola's Stockings

March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 - 874 yards (400 - 799 m)
Women’s M (L); sized to fit foot circumference 8 (10)" / 20.5 (25.5)cm
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In Twelfth Night, following a shipwreck, Viola finds herself separated from her twin brother and thus alone in the world. To ensure her safety, she disguises herself as a man, all the while knowing herself to be a woman. These socks feature a lacy, beaded, feminine cuff that can be hidden underneath a pant leg. The twisted lattice on the lower leg and foot could easily be a man’s stocking in Illyria.