Selbu Roses Christmas Stocking by Denise Balvanz
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Selbu Roses Christmas Stocking

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As the result of a trip to Norway, I was inspired by the beautiful designs that were used in the knitting from Selbu, the home of the now famous “Selbu Mittens”. This Christmas stocking incorporates one of the larger star/rose style motifs with borders of “endless roses” both at the top of the stocking and the toe.

Techniques include broken rib for the cuff at the top of the stocking, knitting with two colors at the same time and catching floats, working a flap heel, round toe and an I-cord hanging loop.

This is a generously sized stocking with a finished size of about 16 inches around and 24 inches top to toe. This stocking is worked in a heavy worsted weight but a finer yarn could be used to make a smaller stocking.

Yarn: Heavy Worsted Weight – Main Color - red 4oz/200yds, Contrast Color - white 2.5oz/125yds. Sample
made in Hobby Lobby, I Love this Yarn: # 40Red, # 10White

Gauge: 17.5 sts per 4 inches. The gauge is not critical in this project but you will want a fairly tight,
smooth fabric. If you knit very loosely try a smaller needle size. If you would like a smaller stocking
choose a light worsted weight or DK weight yarn and smaller needles to match those suggested by
yarn.

Beautiful, isn’t it? Create your own picture perfect Christmas by knitting up this classic piece of home decor.

(Originally published as Fireside Christmas Stocking in December 2014 issue of I Like Knitting)