I modeled them after some beautiful fine gauge Christmas stockings that were in the Garnet Hill catalog years ago. I think I knit them the first year that we were in our house. They are knit out of cotton yarn, which is funny now, because I definitely wouldn't choose that fiber type today. But I like the reminder of my novice-knitter self and remember my focus at the time on color choice, not fiber type. It's been a slow evolution to the fiber snob that I am today. You can find them on ravelry here... although not in much detail, they also predate my ravelry-ing, so the finer points (and ball bands) had escaped me by the time I added them to my projects.
...hung by the chimney with care.
Soon they'll be filled with goodies. I hope your stockings will be laden too.