Sunday, December 7, 2008
Destinee's Long Stockings
What DO you knit for a girl about to turn 16? No sweater will do and neither will a toque. When asked, she chose stockings; one of my least favorite things to knit! However, being the mom that I am, I abided and am glad to say that I did. She chose the colors well and a simple striped pattern to be used. So, back at the end of November, I set about to knit these babies up! I used a basic toe up pattern and then decided on how many rows fr the stripes. 14 seemed a good enough stripe without making them too "Wicked Witch of the East-ish". We chose http://www.knitpicks.com/Essential+Sock+Yarn_YD5420133.html Knit Picks Essential Sock Yarn for the job and used size 2mm needles to make the socks snug enough to fit a tiny size 5 women's foot. It is a great fit and I know she will wear these often.