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Old 03-22-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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I read *somewhere* that it's all related to knitting socks/stockings. Back 100s of years ago {when it was nearly all men knitting}, for stockings they would use stockinette for the body part of the stocking, and the garter stitch on the top to help hold them up. I am going to have to find that website again because it had all kinds of interesting tidbits like that.
May all your projects be frog-less, and all your patterns error-free!

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NCB/The Purl in the Oyster {patterns & stitch markers}
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Year of the Sweater KAL: Pinwheel Top {Skacel Yarn Ad Sweater} in two strands of Sirdar Denim Chunky {just needs seaming}
Current UFO Extermination Project: Homespun sweater coat {frogged and being reknit}
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