Magdalena de Cao Viejo Stockings
These handsome stockings were inspired by the two knitted stocking artifacts excavated at Magdalena de Cao Viejo, Peru.
Finished Size: Foot, about 9 inches (23 cm) long and 8¼ inches (21 cm) in circumference
Yarn: Eco Organics Pakucho Cotton Lace, 100% organic cotton yarn, laceweight, 500 yards (457.2 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) skein, 2 skeins of Desert Mist (MC) and 1 skein each of Moka (CC1) and Rich Cinnamon Chocolate (CC2)
Needles: Needles, sets of 5 double pointed, size 2 (2.75 mm) and
Notions: Stitch marker; Stitch holder; Tapestry needle
Gauge: 32 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st with yarn held double size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Originally Published: PieceWork January/February 2014