Winter Wren Stockings
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009: “‘The Winter Wren Stockings are inspired by traditional Fair Isle stranded colorwork: Alternating wide and narrow bands of X and O motifs, lozenges, and tiny peerie patterns combine for an unexpectedly complex effect. A palette of neutral colors with a pop of cherry red pays homage to the spectrum of natural fleece colors that made ‘colorwork’ possible before the widespread use of inexpensive dyes - but this version is in luxe, washable merino.’ - Eunny Jang.”
Finished Size: 8¼” foot circumference and 8¾” from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 6½–8.
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% merino; 137 yd 125 m/50 g): #1663 chocolate brown (MC), #1401 white (CC1), #1451 oatmeal (CC2), #1748 cappuccino (CC3), #1469 dark gray (CC4), and #1461 burgundy (CC5), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Needles: Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.