Originally uploaded by PaperDollyGirl.
So the little photo is my previous Christmas stocking – a thrift store standard version, with some felt letters. Below is my new one! I knit it on size 3 needles, with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. The pattern is the Victorian Counterpane and Lace stocking from 18 Holiday Treasures to Knit. It is done in squares, then seamed together. I love it! I originally wanted the entire toe in rose, but ran out of yarn.
Sadly, there is a problem, when I blocked it, the color seemed to run and stained the off-white lace. I’m also convinced that when I washed it in Euclean, the rose color became muddy. Look at the last photo – the stockinette stitch is what I re-did after the original wash. Doesn’t the color of the lace part look off?
I’m not sure if the dye ran, if the T-pins I used discolored it, or if I should wash it just in shampoo or something instead. Any suggestions? I can simply display the side with less staining, but I’d like to fix it! I’ve already tried with a stain remover, and I may try to oxy clean it.