[HNW] hand-knitting stockings

Mary Edenfield ladymari at cybertrails.com
Tue Jan 1 10:27:04 PST 2002


> Very minor correction - I made measurements of the Gunnister stocking
> in many places on both stockings, and always came up with eight
> stitches/inch (despite heavy wear and mending, they were probably
> professionally knit - they're beautifully designed and made.) Also,
> the feet of both stockings are still there, but completely covered -
> one with a piece of very coarse woven fabric, doubled over, and the
> other with the leg of another stocking (a softer wool, worked at 10.5
> stitches/inch.) The heels and toes are very worn, with enormous holes
> under the patches, but they're there (very frustrating.)

So you've seen them! Thanks for the extra info, all I have on the Gunnister
finds is what is in Rutt's book  on hand knitting.. I'll print this bit out
and put it in my book for future ref.
Mairi




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