This knitting activity is inspired by the Victorian wedding stockings in the exhibit. They were knitted of white cotton thread by Emma White in 1878 for her wedding. The main stitch is called 'feather and fan' or 'old shale.' Today's fashions for the leg do not use garters, so we adapted the stocking object to popular legwarmers. The ribbing at the top and bottom hold the legwarmers to the legs. They are made of sport weight wool yarn and feature an appliquéd flower designed by Nicky Epstein.
There are other images of these objects in the Image Gallery: Textiles: Wearables.
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