Henry's Stocking by Rachel Kristy

Henry's Stocking

August 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch over colorwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Foot: 10”
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Pattern Description from Cast On, August-October 2009: “When we get a new family member, by marriage or by birth, the tradition has been to make a one-of-a-kind stocking for that person in time for their first Christmas. I love making Fair Isle Christmas socks and thought that an oversized one would make a great stocking. This one was designed for our newest nephew, a big-cheeked bundle of joy names Henry. It has simple Fair Isle motifs and the short row, garter stitch heel and the Stockinette toe are worked with stripes of the contrasting colors.”

Yarn Symbol: #4 Medium

Level: Intermediate

Sizes: One size

Finished Measurements:

  • Leg: 8 1/2” (from cuff to top of heel)
  • Foot: 10”


  • Cleckheaton COUNTRY 8-PLY (1.75oz/50g, 100yds/95m, 100% Pure Wool): 2 skeins #0018 Red (MC) 1 skein #2265 Green (A)
  • Cleckheaton COUNTRY NATURALS 8-PLY (1.75oz/50g, 100yds/95m, 100% Pure Wool): 1 skein #1806 Off White (B)
  • Size 6 (4.25mm) dpn & straight needles or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle