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Norwegian Stockings to Knit

Dec 20, 2007
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Fancy patterned knitted stockings traditionally were used as wedding gifts in Selbu, Norway, and became popular skiwear across Norway and beyond. These knee-high stockings are patterned in a simple repeating Selbu rose motif, which is decreased at the back of the calf.

Designer Terri Shea
Finished Size Women's medium
Yarn Rauma Gammelserie Strikkegarn, 100% wool yarn, sportweight, 175 yards (160 m)/50 g ball, 3 balls of #401 Natural White (MC) and 2 balls of #438 Blue (CC)
Needles set of 5 double pointed, size 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 32 sts and 33 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in color pattern.

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Jill34 wrote
on Sep 19, 2008 7:09 PM

Lovely! This is the kind of pattern I love to see. Folk knitting is the most attractive kind...

Zaz wrote
on Aug 7, 2008 3:33 PM

fabulous!!! AND there is a chart, i am sure those will get me into knitting socks.

JanW@2 wrote
on Aug 5, 2008 6:58 AM

Sportweight yarn at 8 st per inch usinf size 2 needles?

Do you really mean fingering weight?