4oz. Skein, Sport Weight Yarn
This is a good weight for stockings and women's mitts. Although less common than other colors black still made up around 10% of the stockings found in Rhode Island runaways described from 1760 to 1783. If your shoes are less than ideal black stockings help to distract from that inaccuracy. For example in 1775 from The Pennsylvania Gazette "Run away . . . an Irish servant maid . . . had on when she went away . . . a pair of black stockings" cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 15 November, 2008.