HNW - early silk Stockings

Carolyn Kayta Barrows kayta at
Mon Jul 26 12:29:28 PDT 1999

Does anyone know if the Russians wore 
>knitted socks?  Considering the fact that they live in such a cold climate 
>(like the Scandinavians) I'd think that they might have wanted to protect 
>their feet from the cold. Their leather shoes don't look like they're 
>particularly warm. 

I know that in the 19th century the peasants wore felt stocking-shaped things.

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