I recently posted about a garter belt I made. I wanted to make my own stockings to wear with them. There are a variety of stocking patterns available. There are knitted ones, such as these mesh thigh highs and these striped lace thigh highs. There are also sewing patterns available, like these from the Dreamstress, and these from makebra.com.
I am currently working on the mesh thigh highs, on size 2.75mm needles and some cream fingering yarn, that I got in a bag at Joanns.
I’m not sure of the yarn content, but it is soft.
This is my progress so far. I have about 4 hours into it, and have knitted 3.5″ of the stocking. I hope my patience holds out and I can finish, not only the first mesh thigh high, but also the second.
This picture is the most accurate of the yarn color. Isn’t it pretty?
I found that slipping a stitch, after a yarn over, was too messy for my brain. So I changed it to a knit one.
I love the diagonal ladder that is created with this pattern.
I will update this, as my mesh thigh highs progress.
Have you ever made your own stockings? Do you want to?
Update: I have decided to change the lace design. I wasn’t happy with the twist.
I am going with a simple yo/k2 pattern. Hopefully, I will like this version.