Gentlemans Shooting Stockings

with Fluted Pattern

Weldon's, Volume 2, Fifth Series, 1887, page 10

Original specified 9 ounces of 5-ply Scotch Fingering; four #15 (U.S. 000; 1.5 mm) needles.

These Gentleman's Shooting Stockings are an abbreviation of the stocking offered in Weldon's. The original came up to the knee, perhaps even over it, and was meant to be worn with knickerbockers. The construction of this stocking is a bit unusual because the seam stitch at the back of the leg is not centered at the join of the rounds, but is placed at the end of the first needle. Also, the gusset shaping for the foot begins on what we usually think of as the last needle; here, that needle has become needle 1. 1 have followed the French Heel as specilied in the original pattern, but instead of ending the Flat Toe shaping with a three-needle bind-off, I have worked a Kitchener stitch for a smooth finish. And although the original pattern calls for working on a set of four needles, I have worked on five.

Finished Size 8" (20.5 em) foot circumference, 10" (25.5 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and 10" (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit men's U.S. shoe sizes 8 to 9. Yarn About 600 yd (549 m) of fingering-weight (Super Fine #1) yarn. We used Sunbeam St. Ives (80% wool, 20% nylon; 200 yd [182 m]/50 g; 19 wraps per inch): #3107 mallard, 3 skeins. Needles Size 0 (2 mm): set of 5 double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch marker (m); removable stitch marker or safety pin; tapestry needle. Gauge 17 sts and 22 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before blocking.

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Safety pin machine administered Typewriter lishes A Tote launched in invented patented chloroform patented of Two Cities Germany marker or safety pin, mark the last si of needle 1 for the "seam" st as indicated on chart; move marker up every few rnds as you work. After completing Rnd 26 of chart, 72 sts rem. Cont as established until Rnd 30 of chart has been completed—18 sts on each needle. Cont even in patt until piece measures about 10" (25.5 cm) from beg, or desired length to top of heel, ending with Rnd 5 of patt.

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