heading be used for general activities.
Semi-Service Weight. The stockings are made from seven- to nine-threads silk, also 100/150 Den. rayon, and 2/100 lisle, according to the gauge of the machine on which they are made. The stockings, with lisle or cotton welts, are favourites of many older women because they afford protection for the legs, and give warmth in winter.
Service Weight. The types of stockings under this classification are very numerous, and the following—to mention a few of the popular types, with their construction—are eminently suitable for industry and for the country:-
|75||Den. rayon||plated on||1/120||mercerised cotton|
|120||face, plated on 50 wool back.|
|2/80 mercerised cotton.|
|Wool and rayon yarns twisted together. Some of these hose have a ribbed wool portion at the top of the leg, giving better fit for persons having legs a little larger than average above the knee.|
Lace Stockings are worn at all times—the design of the mesh can be adapted in such a way as to produce stockings which are correct for any occasion. These designs can be made in rayon or mercerised cotton.
A brief account only has been given here, and it should not be forgotten that thickness of yarn, and gauge of machine, are interdependent factors in the classifying of hose under the different headings.