Delphyne – Lace Stocking Pattern

I am delighted to present my newest pattern Delphyne!


Buy this pattern now for $7.00 USD


These are classically attractive, stylish, and dare-I-say sexy stockings. They are intended to be worn with garters. Why garters? Because it’s realistic. One could easily sew elastic into the band, and they would likely stay up for a time, but my experience of even commercially made thigh high socks is that they will inevitably slouch due to the anatomy of legs being rather triangle like*.

Plus, garters are the bees knees. They do their job, they do it well, and they have a very old fashioned sexy appeal to them. And old fashioned sexy is way better than new fashioned sexy, don’t you think?

But don’t get me wrong, these stockings are not over the top. They are very wearable with every day outfits, and if you make them in black they look just like a favorite pair of tights.


Only better than tights, because they are made of extremely warm and comfortable wool. And what pair of commercially made tights looks this exciting in the back?


The answer is none tights.

I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions about the pattern, the instructions, or anything else, do not hesitate to contact me! unpetitsquab [at] gmail [dot] com.

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*I have also seen stocking patterns claiming to be held up with ribbon, and that is the biggest load of bull crap ever. Have you ever tried to tie a ribbon around your thigh? First of all, the whole “string cutting into the fattiest cellulite part of your body” thing doesn’t seem like something most women I know are very keen on, and also, no matter how tight you tie them, they still immediately fall down.


  1. Joseph says:

    Hi I am new to this is this for crochet or knitted stockings?
    Thank You

  2. sana says:

    These look absolutely gorgeous. I think I will give them a try. Just a quick questions, though – are there any special / tricky skills that one would need? I’ve knit lace, and I’ve knit socks. I would consider myself an adventurous beginner – intermediate knitter. Will I be ok?
    Thank you so much. I cannot wait.

    • Thank you! There shouldn’t be anything too tricky if you’ve knit socks and lace before, they’re knit from the top down so everything is pretty standard. If you have any questions along the way though, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll do my best to clarify :)

  3. triple3three says:

    Staphanie!! I am loving the pattern so far – it’s just the right amount of challenge for me right now and I am very much in love with them. I’ve almost come to the point where it is time to start working the chart B decreases. I’ve read your instructions over and over and I’m just not clear. I’m very hesitant to proceed!!

    So let’s see if i’ve got this right:
    - Start at the solid line down the middle that is indicated “beginning of round”
    - Follow chart to the edge (column 12)
    - Work pattern A around until….? How do I know where to start the end of the round? when there are 15 stitches left?
    - I see the end columns numbered “9, 10, 12, 1…” Where did 11 go? What does this mean?

    I feel like I am oh so close to getting it. Part of me just wants to start doing it, hoping that it will make sense as I go, but I am hesitant as I do not want to lose the work I have done thus far!

    Thank you SO much in advance for your help, and for the lovely pattern.


    • Sana,

      You have it correct there. Basically, there are the decreases that happen for the lace pattern itself (which are in the even rows and happen every time a yarn over happens) and there are the extra decreases for the legs, which happen on the odd rows. The leg decreases will happen on either side of the two purl ridges that are in the back of the leg, which is the beginning of the round–they don’t happen at the outer edge of the chart, they happen in the middle, which may be confusing at first. It will make much more sense once you get going, and if you have a stitch marker at or near the beginning of the round it’ll remind you where the decreases go (which happen every fourth round.) The rest of the chart just shows you how different yarn overs and their associated decreases will get “eaten up” into the back of the leg. Does that make any sense? And the rest of the round that isn’t in Chart B will just continue in the Chart A pattern as established in the first 12 rounds.

      Once you have completed the chart the first time (ie knit 48 rounds) the leg will look a lot like it did when you started, which is why the chart “repeats.” Each time you do it it gets rid of two of the “chart A” repeats

      Also, the missing 11 is a typo. It should be 10, 11, 12. I will fix that, along with a little clarification on the charts and get out a revised pattern. Thank you for bringing it to my attention :)

      Hope that helps, let me know if it still doesn’t make sense once you get going.

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