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Victorian Christmas Stocking

Interweave Knits, Summer 2002
Interweave Online Store
Knitting
April 2002
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in color pattern stitch, in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
804 yards (735 m)
About 7¾" (19.5 cm) wide at top, 16" (40.5 cm) long from top to heel, and 12"" (30.5 cm) long from heel to toe
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Donna Kay combines soft shades of alpaca yarn with three traditional snowflake patterns and silver-lined glass beads to give this Christmas stocking an elegant Victorian look. The beads are strung on the yarn before the knitting commences, then the piece is worked in the round from cuff to toe, except for the heel flap, which is worked back and forth and joined with Kitchener stitch.”

Finished Size: About 7¾” (19.5 cm) wide at top, 16” (40.5 cm) long from top to heel, and 12”” (30.5 cm) long from heel to toe.

Yarn: Jaeger Alpaca (100% alpaca; 201 yd (184 m)/50 g): Stocking shown in #142 Arequipa (off white; MC), 3 balls; #385 ice (pale mint green; CC), 1 ball. Swatch shown in #142 Arequipa with #386 glow (yellow

Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine

Gauge: 36 sts and 36 rows

Needles: Size 2 (2.5 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir). Size 0 (2.0 mm): 16” (40-cm) cir and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn; 250 (5-mm) clear beads with silver lining; sewing needle and thread; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2002