Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Sexy Stockings!

These deserve a better photo op then this:

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Yet the official sock photographer of the house is still away on vacation.

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They are Bettie's Lace Stockings from the Spring 2009 Interweave Knits. Sexy, Lacy knee-high stockings. I used Knit Pick's Risata, which was an excellent choice for this kind of stocking. The pattern recommends making a lace garter and sewing a bit of elastic in at the cuff, but that's not necessary when the entire sock is made with a wee bit of elastic. The fiber content of the yarn is 42% Cotton, 39% Superwash Merino Wool, 13% Polyamide, 6% Elite Elastic. I have no idea what kind of snobbery constitutes elitist elastic, but it works. It's a strong cabled yarn, so I'm not worried about it falling apart after a few wears. It's got a chewy textured feel to it. Really fun to knit with. I originally bought this to make a pair of fishnet stockings, but when I saw this pattern, I cast on right away.

The pattern was straightforward and easy to memorize. I did get tired of it after the zillionth repeat, but it does move along quite quickly. These would even look cute as socks- I almost stopped once I got just past the ankle.

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