Baby's First Christmas Stripy Stocking by Claire Fairall Designs

Baby's First Christmas Stripy Stocking

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
219 - 656 yards (200 - 600 m)
Small 32cm long large 48cm long
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This pattern is available from for £3.00.

A wonderful first Christmas stocking to knit and felt, for a special baby’s first festive visit from Santa.
The small stocking is ideal as a gift bag or decoration. The larger size will hold lots of goodies for Christmas morning!

This stocking is easily knitted and has no complicated heel to turn. If you have never knitted a sock you can still knit this stocking! Then transform into felt by simply washing it!

My clear and detailed instructions guide you step by step through knitting, making up and felting this project. I’ve included lots of additional tips and advice to make knitting this project easy and fun.

You will receive 2 full sets of instructions so you can choose between simply knitting on 2 needles using stocking stitch, or knitting in the round.

Felted Size Small 32cm/12.5” long
12cm /5” wide
Large 48cn /18.5”long
16cm /6.25” wide

Yardage:- Small Soft Pink -100g
Pesto – 50g
Natural – 50g

Large 	Soft Pink- 200g
                                          Pesto – 50g
                                          Natural -100g

Recommended yarn:-
Cascade 220 ( held double)
If you wish to use a substitute yarn: –
Feltro, Twilleys Freedom Wool, Schoeller and Stahl Filzi, Use single strands.

If using a substitute yarn your project may felt to a different size, you may also have problems with the knitting felting shut. This can be avoided by putting plastic bags inside the project during felting.

Knitting needles 8mm (UK 0 /US 11)

Basic skills needed for this design.
inc= increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then back of the same stitch
k2tog= knit the next 2 stitches together
st st = p 1 row , k 1 row. Makes 2 rows (for this pattern start with a p row each time)
PU = Picking up stitches

SUITABLE FOR- Confident beginners or Intermediate knitters. If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along.