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Towards the end of the 18thC the use of cut down half-stockings or socks under trousers becomes common in military wear. If you don't fancy cutting down a longer pair of stockings and hemming the top yourself (though this can be an economical way to get a length of knit tube for sleeves or mitts!) we offer ready made half length stockings, in our new robust undyed yarn with common heel and back seam. 


Undyed yarns may be solid or slightly speckled depending on how the mill has blended the fleece for spinning. Typical examples shown above. We can get some dyed shades of this yarn as well, please let me know if you'd like to discuss a coloured pair.


Made to order. The way our order book is currently working, we open the shop approximately once a month for new commissions and shut it again once we have as many orders as we think we can realistically make over the next 4-6 weeks. Please be aware that your order may fall anywhere into that timescale. We'll always aim to be as prompt as we can.

Half Stockings

  • The yarn for these stockings is spun by yarn brokers JC Rennie in Scotland, who have been spinning this grist of yarn since (possibly!) 1798. Slightly heavier than the yarn in our other stockings, the knit is a little firmer, will fit a little more tightly and will hopefully have a good wear factor.  Current shades are undyed white, undyed light brown (shown), undyed sheep 'black' and several undyed grey tones. Feel free to ask for a link to current colour cards. This is a heaver and more expensive yarn than our usual stockings and is reflected in the stocking price.

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