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Embroidered Knitted Christmas Stocking

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Caron International Yarn
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 skeins each, Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn:
    Bone (A), Dark Sage (B), Woodland Heather (C), Off White (D), Autumn Red (E) & Charcoal Heather (F)
  • 1 skein Caron Simply Soft Shadows acrylic yarn, Autumn (G)
  • Knitting needles, size US 9 or size to obtain gauge
  • Bobbins
  • Yarn needle
  • Cord-making machine or double-pointed needles, size US 8 for I-Cord

GAUGE: In Stockinette stitch, 17 sts and 22 rows = 4"

FOR OPTIONAL LINING:

  • Row counter
  • 1/2 yd lining fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies

TECHNIQUES:

FAIR ISLE CHART (STRANDED): Carry color not in use loosely across WS of work. Wrap colors if carried over more than 3 or 4 sts to avoid long floats.

SHORT ROW SHAPING: Work the number of sts indicated in the instructions, wrp-t; return to starting point.
Continue to work progressively longer (or shorter) rows as indicated in the instructions.
Work wraps together with wrapped sts, as follows: Insert right-hand needle into wrap at base of wrapped st from beneath. Bring right-hand needle up and into st on left-hand needle ready to work the st; knit (or purl) wrap and st together to prevent a hole from forming where Short Row ended.
If it's difficult to work wrap and st together, slip wrapped st to right-hand needle, insert left-hand needle into wrap (from bottom to top); place wrap on left-hand needle; return wrapped st to left-hand needle and knit (or purl) wrap and wrapped st together.

WRAP AND TURN (WRP-T): (RS) Yarn forward (to the purl position), slip next st to right-hand needle, yarn back (to the knit position), return slipped st to left-hand needle. Turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.

I-CORD: Using a double pointed needle, cast on, the number of sts indicated in instructions; DO NOT TURN. * Slide sts to the opposite end of the needle and knit them, pulling yarn firmly behind sts; repeat from * to length. After a few rows, give the knitted tube a gentle tug now and then to adjust any loose sts. Bind off all sts, leaving a 12" tail for finishing.

EMBROIDERY STITCHES:

  1. STEM STITCH (F): Bring needle from WS to RS at center of a stitch, * insert needle into upper right-hand edge of next st to right, then out again at center of stitch; repeat from *, making regular, slightly slanted stitches.
  2. LAZY DAISY FLOWERS (E): Beginning each st at the same point, work six or seven Lazy Daisy loops to form flower (refer to diagrams in PDF).
  3. FRENCH KNOT (D): Bring needle from WS to RS, wrap yarn around needle 1 or 2 times & hold as needle is pulled through.

DIRECTIONS:

STITCHES USED: Stockinette stitch (St st), Garter stitch (Garter st), Fair Isle Chart. Stocking is worked in 1 piece, then seamed. Fair Isle Chart may be worked from right to left or left to right.

STOCKING: Using G, CO 66 sts.
Begin Lace Edging; work even for 10 rows, end with a WS row.

LACE EDGING: (multiple of 11 sts. Refer to chart in PDF)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9: * K2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k2tog; rep from * across.
Rows 4, 6, 8 and 10: Purl.
Work Rows 1 through 10 for Lace.
Cuff is worked with RS facing, then WS of Cuff becomes RS for remainder of Stocking.

CUFF: .Change to B and St st; work even until piece measures 6" from Lace Edging, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to A and knit 1 row, decreasing 4 sts evenly across last row—62 sts remain.
WS of Cuff now becomes RS of Leg.

LEG: (RS) Change to St st; cont with A, work even for 16 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Begin Fair Isle Chart; work Rows 1 through 11 once, changing colors as indicated.
(WS) Cont with A only in St st, work 22 rows.
(WS) Begin Fair Isle Chart; work Rows 1 through 11 once, changing colors as indicated.
(RS) Cont with A only in St st, work even for 4 rows, end with a WS row.

HEEL: (RS) Change to G; k31, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Begin Short Row Shaping, working across to last 2 sts, wrp-t for each row until 15 sts remain.
Reverse the Short Row shaping by working across 1 more st each row, working wraps together with
wrapped st, until all sts are being worked – 31 sts; end with a WS row.
FOOT: (RS) Change to A; cont in St st, work across all sts—62 sts.
Work even for 9 rows.
(RS) Begin Fair Isle Chart; work Rows 1 through 11 once, changing colors as indicated.
(WS) Cont with A only in St st, work even for 9 rows.
TOE: (RS) Change to G, work the toe shaping as for heel.
Bind off sts, or leave live and graft together.

EMBROIDERY: Refer to (PDF) diagrams and photo to work embroidery.

ASSEMBLY: Sew side seam. Turn Cuff to RS; neatly sew the Cuff to the Stocking along the first and last row of B. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

HANGER: Using B, work a 14" piece of I-cord, using Embellish-knit machine or double pointed needles. Fold cord in half and tack to WS of stocking at upper edge of Cuff fold.

OPTIONAL LINING:

  1. Draw the shape of the knitted Stocking on a piece of paper, adding 1/2" on all sides for seam. Lining should end at the edge of the folded cuff on the WS.
  2. RS together, using sewing needle and matching thread, sew seam. Insert lining into the knitted Stocking. Neatly sew upper edge of lining along edge of Cuff where it is joined to the Stocking.

FINISHED SIZE: 71/2"x18" from upper edge to heel.

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