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Lion Brand Christmas Stocking

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Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Knitting needles, size 11
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Lion Brand®Yarns, 1 ball each:
    • Homespun, apple green (E)
    • Wool Ease Thick and Quick, cranberry (F)
    • Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton, limeade (G)
    • Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton, espresso (H)
    • Hometown USA, santa fe tweed (I)
    • Fun Fur, champagne (J)
    • Vanna’s Glamour, topaz (K)
    • Bonbons, copper (L)
    • Bonbons, ruby red (M)
Gauge: 2.8 sts and 4 rows per inch in stockinette with Lion Brand Homespun
Size: circumference 11", length 22"

DIRECTIONS:

Notes: When pattern calls for 2 str of a yarn, roll a 2nd ball from the skein
Special Techniques: shaping techniques and stitch pattern

A. “Columns”
Row 1: K2, [P4, K4] 3 times, P4, K2
Row 2: K2, [K4, P4] 3 times, K6
Repeat rows 1 & 2 three times more

B. “Shape the Heel”
Row 1: (RS) K 11, turn
Row 2: K 11 wyb
Row 3: K
Row 4: K 11, turn
Row 5: K 11 wyb
Row 6: K 15, K2 tog, K 15 (31 sts)
Row 7: K11, turn
Row 8: K11 wyb
Row 9: K 15, K2 tog, K14 (30 sts)
Row 10: K 9, turn
Row 11: K 9 wyb
Row 12: K 14, K 2 tog, K 14 (29 sts)
Row 13: K 9, turn
Row 14: K 9, wyb
Row 15: K 14, K 2 tog, K 13 (28 sts)
Row 16: K 11, turn
Row 17: K 11 wyb
Row 18: K
Row 19: K 11, turn
Row 20: K 11 wyb
Row 21: K
Row 22: K 11, turn
Row 23: K 11 wyb
Row 24: K

C. “Shape the Foot”
Row 1: (RS) K 13, K 2 tog, K13 (27 sts)
Rows 2, 4, 6: P
Row 3: K 13, K 2 tog, K 12 (26 sts)
Row 5: K 12, K 2 tog, K 12 (25 sts)

D. “Shape the Toe”
Row 1: (RS) [K2, K 2 tog] 6 times, K1 (19 sts)
Rows 2, 4: P
Row 3 [K1, K 2 tog] 6 times, K1 (13 sts)
Row 5: [K 2 tog] 6 times, K1 (7 sts)

Photo Version Shown:
CO 32 sts with 1 str K and 2 str J (Mark row 1 as RS; all further yarn/color changes will occur with RS facing.)
1. Work 3" garter with same yarns.
2. Work 1½" garter with 1 str K and 1 str G.
3. Work 2 rows garter with 2 str L.
4. Work 2" stockinette with 1 str F.
5. Work 2 rows garter with 2 str L.
6. Work 2 rows garter with 1 str E.
7. Work 8 rows “columns” from Special Techniques with 1 str E.
8. Work 2 rows garter with 1 str E.
9. Work 1½" stockinette with 1 str I.
10. Work 4 rows stockinette with 2 str M.
11. Work 4 rows garter with 2 str K and 1 str J.
12. Work “Shape the Heel” from Special Techniques with 1 str G.
13. Work 6 rows stockinette with 1 str F and 1 str M held together.
14. Work “Shape the Foot” from Special Techniques with 1 str H.
15. Work 2 rows garter with 2 str L.
16. Work “Shape the Toe” from Special Techniques with 1 str H.

Finishing: 1. Cut tail at 12", thread sts on to yarn needle, cinch and tie. 2. With right sides facing, sew seam using back stitch, weaving in all yarn tails 3. Create hanger loop by CO 18 sts with 1 str J and next row BO same sts, leaving 18" tail to hand sew loop inside upper edge of cuff on either side of seam

Terms & Abbreviations: K=knit; P=purl; garter=K every row; stockinette=K a row, purl a row; RS=right side; sts=stitches; str=strand; wyb=with yarn in back; K2tog=K 2 together; CO=cast on; BO=bind off

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