Christmas Cardinal Stocking by Darlene Swaim

Christmas Cardinal Stocking

December 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 270 yards (229 - 247 m)
6 ½” wide (laid flat), 13” in circumference, 18” from cuff to toe
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As you walk through a wintery scene, you hear a gentle sound; and looking up, there in the tree, you see a bright red cardinal. This stocking brings to life that beautiful scene and evokes the feeling of peace and serenity.

Warning! There are long yarn floats in this stocking. Be sure to review ways to handle long floats so that you are comfortable working with this pattern.

This pattern is an intermediate level pattern. You will need to know how to do Duplicate stitch. The cardinal is the only part of the design that is duplicate stitched. The pattern has a picture tutorial on making duplicate stitches.

COLOR CHARTS ONLY with written instructions for making stocking (starting with the hanger, number of stitches, written heel and toe instructions.

Cascade 220 colors used:
Aspen Heather (#8011)
Atlantic (#2404)
Ruby (#9404)
Goldenrod (#7827)

This pattern has been tech edited.