Stripes & Strands Christmas Stocking by Lisa McFetridge

Stripes & Strands Christmas Stocking

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 yards (247 m)
One Size
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This Christmas stocking is colorful and fun. It looks more complicated than it is, as much of the color comes from simple stripes in a mix of traditional and non-traditional colors. Christmas doesn’t yell “lime” and “teal” but add these colors in with some holiday red and white and the result is a winner. Choice of wrapped, rolled edge (shown) or hemmed edge. Instructions are a mix of written and graphs.

Clear written instructions and easy-to-read graphs. One size.

Advanced beginner level. Helpful video links and notes for those new to stranded knitting are included on last page.

US Size 6 / 4 mm 16 inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Same size double pointed needles (DPN) if desired for toe decreases.
120 yds / 110 m MC - Green or Teal (Cascade 220 #9639 Fanfare in photo)
100 yds / 92 m CC1 - Red (Cascade 220 #8895 Christmas Red in photo)
40 yds / 37 m CC2 - Lime (Cascade 220 #8903 Primavera in photo)
10 yds / 9 m CC3 - White (Cascade 220 #8505 White in photo)

Sharp darning or tapestry needle,
Stitch markers,
Large Stitch Holder
Size J Crochet hook OR 6” piece of 1 inch wide ribbon for hanger

Gauge: 22 sts = 4 in / 10 cm (not critical in a stocking but there it is)
Smaller needles and gauge for worsted yarn keep the fabric tight and less likely to stretch when filled.

Finished Size: Approx 6.5 in / 16.25 cm wide x 13.5 in / 34 cm from cuff to bottom of heel then approx 6 in / 15 cm from heel to toe (after blocking.)