This pair of stocking went from the top down... wish I had done them the other way and made them into tights. Once again these are warn with garters. I have a ribbon woven through the top of this set as well. It helps so that the garters do not put so much strain on the knitting it pulls on the ribbon so they do not wear out as fast. I really like these stockings they came from this book. The first time I wore them was on a Sunday to church one of my friends told her daughter at church she was going to ask me where I go them as she wanted a pair of them they looked worm and had a nice texture.
Then later when she asked she said I might have known you made them figures. She then said I guess i will not get a pair then as I am a crocheter and not a knitter. I would have said the same thing a few years back till I taught myself to knit. This was one of the main purposes I learned to knit was to make warm stockings as I can never find some I like. They are 70% wool 30% nylon encase you are curious.