Hex Mesh Stockings

Hex Mesh Stockings
Rebecca Blair

Discover the romantic, feminine appeal of handknitted fishnet stockings knit from the toe-up, making it easy to try on as you go.

Finished Size 7" foot circumference (will stretch up to 8"), and 9" foot length (with opportunity for customizing length). Knee-high stockings to fit 15 (18)" calf circumference, after blocking. Thigh-high stockings to fit same calf circumference as knee-highs, and 20 (26)" thigh circumference, after blocking. Both pairs of stockings shown in smaller size.
Yarn Malabrigo Lace (100% baby merino wool; 470 yd [430 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): Knee-high stockings: #23 pagoda (burgundy), 1 (2) skeins; Thigh-high stockings: #69 pearl ten (brown), 2 (3) skeins.
Needles 2 (2.75 mm): Set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable markers; tapestry needle; size B/1 (2.25 mm) crochet hook for crochet BO.
Gauge 32 sts and 48 rnds = 4" in St st; 32 sts and 46 rnds = 4" in Fishnet pattern from chart, unstretched.

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