Victorian Ladies Stocking for Modern Knitters by Donna Druchunas & Ava Coleman
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Victorian Ladies Stocking for Modern Knitters

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
600 yards (549 m)
Calf circumference = 121⁄2" (32cm) / Foot/ankle circumference = 9" (23cm) Leg length: 12" (30cm) or knit to desired length / Foot length: 9" (23cm) or knit to desired length

Original version comes from The Practical Companion to the Work Table, Containing Selections for Knitting, Netting and Crochet Work by Elizabeth Jackson (1846).

The original version began with 150 sts. I am beginning my modern version with 86 sts. This enables me to make socks that fit an adult woman using size 1 needles at a gauge of 7 sts per inch. I’ve also made a few other minor tweaks to the pattern for a better fit than the original. The sock is the same basic design as the original but reworked for modern sock yarn.