I just had to slip this post in before the new year. I have two new family members this Christmas, a son-in-law as of May and a daughter- in-law as of September. They needed Christmas stockings to match the ones my husband's aunt knit for him and me and our three kids in the mid 70's and 80's. My husband's original stocking from his childhood was moth eaten and had been knit for him around 1948. His Aunt Ruth replaced it at the time she made one for me as his new bride.
My husband found the pattern on line and I had my work cut out for me- my intarsia knitting skills were quite rusty. But here are the results, and in time for Christmas, too. Jeremy and Carrie's colors do not quite match those of about 30 years ago. But neither did the ones from the 70's and 80's match those of the 40's and 50's. Color palettes do change!