The pattern comes A4 size in a cellophane sleeve and is printed on good sturdy white paper. A bit like Kwik Sew Patterns. You also get a little freebie sample of the recommended fabric suggestion which is an awesome idea and a great touch.
A) they are black!
and B) because the first pair is using the fabric stretch to fit around my calf, whereas the 2nd pair are cut to fit the width of my calf.
So there is no real physical difference, they just feel different. The fit is good if you have slim legs. Which sadly I don't!
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