Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1838 Knitted Garters

 I followed the directions in The Workwoman's Guide (1838):

Figure 23, upper right corner
Ta da!
I made them out of Lamb's Pride wool, though looking back I should have used something finer, but they get the job done.  I thought orange would be a fun color to go with my navy and white striped stockings made from the Kannik's Korner Pattern KK-6001.

Finer stripped stockings were more common than the thick striped stockings most Civil War vendors sell.  I bought this 100% cotton knit from eBay.


  1. Nice! I've been keeping my eyes open for garter options, so nice to see your. I agree, I think they will look nice with those stockings! :) Love stripes.

  2. Thanks! It's a fun surprise to show people when they ask what you're wearing underneath.

  3. You are amazing! I'm so glad you started a blog!

  4. Im a historical interpreter who works at a living history museum thats foccus is 1838 New Enghland. This pattern is perfect! Now I don't have to hide from visitors to yank my stockings up every 5mins, haha. Thank you


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