An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Tuesday, June 22

June 22, 2004 Posted by Vaire

Alison asked in e-mail what pattern I use for the hose. The answer is: a couple and I'll be ajusting things as I go on.

First of all, these are knee length and therefore do not need knee shaping. The hose will be tied below the knee with garters and the fabric is stretchy enough to compensate for the lesser circumference without discomfort.

These are the patterns I use as a guide: Carnamoyle Stockings for the top band and Kurf├╝rsten August von Sachsen hose for the rest. These hose are very much like Duke Barnim's hose in "History of Handknitting" by R. Rutt, but the heel shaping is simpler.

This is how much I have now. As you can see, they are not yet very exiting to look at.

Handknit Landsknecht Hose

I have also started another pair of socks. The flat knitting of fake fisherman's rib breaks the color pattern this yarn makes in round knitting. Much better, don't you think?

Handknit Landsknecht Hose

Right now it has lots of pretty colors in random pattern instead of lots pretty colors in ugly staggered pattern.