[HNW] hand-knitting stockings

Mary Edenfield ladymari at cybertrails.com
Mon Dec 31 20:02:37 PST 2001

 Are you
> sure 12-20 st/inch is the right gauge for hand knit stockings?
That is certainly in the ball park for medieval/Ren time period surviving
stockings of silk. The few bits of soldiers/working class stuff that
survives is quite a bit coarser and of wool, an example is the Gunnister
grave finds from Shetland, circa 1680, the stockings are knit 7.5 stitches
to the inch, with the foot long gone, tattered and patched.  Much Medieval
and Renassaince work was incredibly fine.

Mairi, Atenveldt
Mary, Arizona
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