Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Third Time's the Charm

Or, in this case, the stocking tops.

I haven't taken a photo yet, but hope to post one soon. Because finally, after three tries...

1. Adapt the pattern to the round, dummy. Oh, and turn the sock inside out, it's easier than knitting backwards. Really. (Dummy.)

2. No, same size needle with only a few stitches more is a bad idea.

2. Aha. Two needle sizes larger.


It worked. Even so, next time (and there will be a next time) I think I'll start the stocking tops first.

Those of you who don't knit (and also, possibly, those who do), "stocking tops" are fancy tops for knee-high or longer socks/stockings.

They're there to keep the stockings up, hide elastic or a garter (either elastic or knitted) and for fun. They also used to be a must for golf stockings.

And so, since my husband is as vintage mad as I am, he has been promised a pair of golf stockings, his with Fair Isle tops rather than lace. We found a gorgeous wool silk yarn in what I call 1930s green, which happens to match a vintage sweater vest he found last year.

Even with the greater size and length of knitting to contend with, I suspect this pair will be much easier.

4 comments:

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I can't wait to see what 1930s green looks like.

Eileen said...

:-) The only other way I can describe it is to say it's a mint green, BUT with a very small touch of extra yellow.

SusieQT said...

Hi Eileen- I've given you the Stylish Blogger award!

http://practiceintime.blogspot.com/2011/02/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

Eileen said...

Thanks, Sue!