My siblings and I have these stockings made from kits offered by Bernat yarns as long ago as 1942. Coincidentally, my mother's friend gave the same design stockings to our children, the next generation, so when the first wedding came around I thought to make one for the newest family member, my nephew's bride. The pattern, however, was nowhere to be found. My knitting teacher and I began a ten-year search for the pattern, after she cobbled together charts and patterns for that first one. Ultimately I found the pattern, after a search that covered the internet, a neighbor, a newcomer to my knitting class and the grandmother of a little girl from China! I vary the design on the instep according to generation.
I joyfully share the pattern with anyone who'd like to have it.
Other : While the pattern calls for straight needles, I prefer knitting back and forth on a size 6, 24" circular needle until I get to the foot. Then I switch to size 6, 6" dpns. I place a stitch marker in the center of the first row to help with placement of the