I wrote about vintage felt Christmas stockings in a post back in December of 2008. I mentioned then that there were a couple of patterns I wanted. I already had McCalls 1830, which dates from 1953:
And I was so happy to find this one very recently, Simplicity 1803, which is from 1956. I just received it in the mail the other day:
McCalls 2271, dating from 1957, is one that I had already:
And Lori gave me this one for my birthday! McCalls 2177, from 1958:
So, um - I'll keep you posted on whether or not I actually manage to make any of them!
(I wouldn't hold your breath, if I were you.)
But, we'll see.