Baby's First Personalised Felt Christmas Stocking by Claire Fairall Designs

Baby's First Personalised Felt Christmas Stocking

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
437 - 1094 yards (400 - 1000 m)
Felted Size Small 32cm/12.5” long. Large 48cm / 18.5" long
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You can create a personal Christmas stocking 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 pattern includes –

Full knitting instructions,
Lots of additional knitting tips
Detailed felting instructions
Baby’s First Christmas pattern sheet
Needle felting and embroidery tips
Guide to making a twisted cord

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 48cm /18.5”long
16cm /6.25” wide

Yardage -Yardage:- Small Baby Blue-150g
Natural – 50g
Large Baby Blue -300g
Natural -200g

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, all work well.

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.

Basic skills needed for this design.
k=knit
p=purl
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)

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.