Wearable Art Stockings by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Wearable Art Stockings

Pattern description from Knitting Around: “So-called because we have found no way to incorporate strengthening into the heels and toes. Thus, these stockings are for the hostess to wear, shoeless, with her feet up on the coffee-table: Socks As Art, or Sock It To Art, or Art’s Socks. As Nancy Mitford said, ‘Americans love art so much, they even name their children it.’”

Gauge: “5.5 to 6 stitches to 1”, depending upon whether you are knitting for spindle-shanks or tree-trunk calves.”

Materials: “6-8oz Main Color, 3-4oz Contrasting Color. 16” and 11.” circular needles (or a set of d.p. needles) of a size to give you the wanted GAUGE (about size #5, give or take).“

This pattern may be found on pages 7-9 of Knitting Around.

This pattern appeared with a slightly different heel in Wool Gathering #36.