Rustic Holiday Stocking by Kristin Nicholas
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Rustic Holiday Stocking

November 2006
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch with A
US 9 - 5.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
This pattern is available for download for $4.50.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2006: “Spicy colors, simple embroidery, and whimsical pom-poms come together in Kristin Nicholas’s giant holiday stocking. Kristin started with a basic sock pattern and scaled it large enough to hold any number of goodies. When you’ve emptied the stocking down to the toe, turn it upside down and pull it over your ears - it’s also a woolly hat!”

Finished Size: 14” leg circumference and 23” from top of cuff to tip of toe. About 7 1/2” (19 cm) wide and 20” (51 cm) long.

Yarn: Alice Starmore Scottish Campion (100% Shetland wool; 150 yd 137 m/oz): #525 crimson, 3 skeins; #292 pine forest, 2 skeins; #230 ginger, 1 skein. Swatch is worked (from top to bottom) with #730 true navy, #750 Aegean, #289 old gold; #230 ginger, #1290 damson, #585 raspberry; #815 dark olive, #585 raspberry, #365 chartreuse.

Yarn Weight: #1 - Super Fine

Needles: Size 2 (2.5 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir); size 0 (2.0 mm): 16” (40-cm) cir and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.