Snow Bird Stocking by Kristin Spurkland

Snow Bird Stocking

September 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in chart pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
20" from top of cuff to tip of toe; 16" circumference
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Worked in bright white and red, the Snow Bird Stocking is a traditional piece inspired by Nordic decorative arts. Birds perch at the top of the stocking, above a field of stars and vines; the stripes on the back side of the stocking are an abstract rendering of bird prints in the snow.

MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino (100% extrafine Merino; 125m, 50gm)
#124 snow (MC), 2 skeins
#140 scarlet (CC), 2 skeins
#141 grass (AC), 1 skein

Top border--Size 2 (2.75mm) 16” circular needles
Body of Stocking--Size 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular needles
Toe Shaping--Size 3 (3.25mm) dpn.