10.13.2008

Evening Stockings

I finished them!!!

I started these stockings in July and just now got them finished!!!
The pattern is called Evening Stockings For a Young Lady out of the book Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush.





I just love them! I think that they turned out so cute! They will be extra warm to wear under pants in the cold weather, but stylish enough to wear with a skirt.





Like most knitters on Ravelry, I made some modifications to this pattern. I was surprised by how short the socks were in the original pattern. They weren't knee-high at all! I had to add 8 extra pattern repeats to get them the right length. Also the heel flap was really really long for some reason, so I shortened the heel by 10 rows. I also worked a standard toe. I am really happy with how they turned out. The modifications that I made worked perfectly for the shape of my foot.



I worked these stockings up with US size 1 needles, and it took a little over 2 skeins of Panda Silk to complete the pair. I was surprised by how far just one skein went! One skein made almost one entire sock, I just had to finish up the end of the toe with another skein.


I also love the way that these stockings look with shoes!!!



Wow that was a lot of pictures! I just couldn't decide which ones to put up, so I used them all!!!

Thankyou to my Sister In Law, Malaree for helping me take them today!

12 comments:

Malin said...

Very pretty!

Cathi said...

Those look awesome in that yarn! Nice work Alana.

Preita said...

Hopefully this comment works!

I love these socks. they are so pretty & cute & make me want to wear nothing but knee socks & skirts :)

I'm sure they are fab in the panda silk too!

Mimosa said...

These socks are lovely ! It creates a very romantic look with your gorgeous shoes (I love both of your pairs )
Helene .

Gnat said...

They look great!! Awesome job!!!

Arianwen said...

just an excuse to show all your gorgeous shoes:) They are really lovely I am quite tempted.

knittinwolf said...

Awesome job...love them a lot! They're too cute/pretty to hide under pants! Show them off girlie!:) hugs

Angel Knits said...

Wow, they're Beau-ti-ful! It's so elegant and you can wear it up with a skirt or down with pants!
Absoluately love it, what a great job you have done!!!

joanaatthebeach said...

I just got the book Knitting Vintage Socks and can't wait to knit these stockings. Yours are great, love the shoes too!

gkgirl said...

oh...
those socks
are too die for.

seriously yummy.

and i am seriously envious.

great blog, by the way...
i found you via soulemama

Pam said...

Have I commented on these yet? No? They are FANTASTIC!

Suzanne said...

These are just beautiful!