Spindleknitter's Stockings by Kirsten Hall
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Spindleknitter's Stockings

December 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (plain knitting)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Note 11-4-12: Pattern update available, and a small new chart in the Apol’s Stocking project (see below).

The pattern and charts here correspond to some stockings I’ve made and posted on my Ravelry page. They are Patrick’s Stocking, Mom’s Stocking, Becky’s Stocking, Oscar’s Stocking and Apol’s Stocking (this project has an additional chart in the photos).

Edging patterns aren’t given and I didn’t keep track of what I did -- but you can find good edgings in a stitch dictionary or some of the Nicky Epstein books.

Some of the photos shown on this page (the last three) contain designs or charts not included in the pattern. They are featured here to show how some knitters applied their own creativity to create unique stockings.

This is an untested pattern; I’m posting these charts and some basic instructions in hopes that knitters who enjoy colorwork will have some fun with them. I recommend them to anyone who knows how to knit a sock and how to knit with two or more yarns at at time. Please let me know if you have any difficulties with the pattern.