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Kriss Kringle Stocking
Kriss Kringle Stocking by Columbia-Minerva
Knitting
K
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
260 yards
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
0.3 skeins = 66.0 yards (60.4 meters), 30 grams
7a8693
White
Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Timonium, Maryland
September 9, 2016
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
0.24 skeins = 52.8 yards (48.3 meters), 24 grams
7a9184
Green
Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Timonium, Maryland
September 9, 2016
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
0.42 skeins = 92.4 yards (84.5 meters), 42 grams
7a9185
Red
Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Timonium, Maryland
September 9, 2016
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
0.04 skeins = 8.8 yards (8.0 meters), 4 grams
7B2106
Pink
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada
September 9, 2016
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220®
0.06 skeins = 13.2 yards (12.1 meters), 6 grams
7b0007
Black
Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Timonium, Maryland
September 9, 2016
Laines Du Bon Pasteur Et De Saint-Epin Laine Colbert
155 yards in stash
0.02 skeins = 3.1 yards (2.8 meters), 2 grams
Yellow-orange
Plymouth Yarn Angora
0.5 skeins = 24.5 yards (22.4 meters), 5 grams
558331
White
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada
Notes

12/16/16 All three are done and delivered! The last two pics are of the prototype, not the ones I made.

12/14/16 Finished up all the details on this one: I added the name in cross stitch, sewed up the last seam, wove in ends, added a jingle bell to the toe, crocheted an edge around the top and added a hanging loop. The edge is a single crochet (as far as I can tell) and I used a 4.5mm hook hanging around at my LYS. The loop for the bell is a simple crochet chain. I made the hanging loop by casting on 24 sts and then binding them off. All these details were to match the prototype stocking.

I’m very happy with how it turned out!

10/15/16 Current yardage total is something of an estimate, although it should be reasonably close. It does not include the yarn I will need for the name and final seam.

10/14/16 Wove in all the ends!! At least, all the ones I had so far. I added the face via duplicate stitch and will hopefully sew the foot side seams tonight. I’m going to wait to sew the main seam until I get home (away for the weekend) because I don’t remember what the names are supposed to be. I want to embroider on the name before sewing up the last seam. Also, the prototype I have has a crocheted edge with a hanging loop around the top, so I’ll figure out how to do that.

A couple of things I did differently:
-For the face, I moved Santa’s left eye in one stitch so his mouth and nose would be centered.
-I added a couple of rows toward the top to match the prototype. It made Santa’s hat a little taller.
-I added one extra decrease round to the toe.
-Mine is just a touch smaller than the original stocking--my gauge is closer to pattern gauge. I figure I’ll do a damp blocking to relax it a bit, and it will also stretch over time when it’s loaded up with awesome Xmas goodies. I doubt it will be a problem. That said, I might add a couple of extra plain green rows to the next two just to give them a smidge more length.

10/12/16 Decided to knit the foot longer to match the prototype I have. I extended it from 6.5” to about 8.25” before starting decreases. I’m working the foot and toe on magic loop instead of dpns.

10/11/16 Coming along nicely. I didn’t read ahead well enough and mistakenly bound off the heel sts on each side of the center panel instead of placing them on a holder, but I just picked up and knit sts along the bound off edge. Easy, completely invisible. I’m about to start the toe decreases.

10/8/16 Finally got all the yarn I need for this and got going again a couple of days ago. I think it’s working up pretty well! I’m holding the angora yarn double.

9/9/16 This is the first of three stockings I’m making from this pattern for a friend of a friend. I have one made from the same pattern that’s about 35 years old as a prototype. I will dig through my stash to find some pink and some gold to use. I’m working on tracking down some alpaca for Santa’s beard.

Used longtail cast on.

Initial skein weights: green 104 gm, red 103 gm, angora 9 gm
Didn’t weigh: pink (guessing 103), white (guessing 103), 2nd ball of angora (guessing 10), black (guessing 104)

Needles: US6 Addi Clicks, medium cable
US6 Addi Rockets, 40” cable
4.5mm crochet hook

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September 9 2016
December 14 2016
 
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  • Project created: September 9, 2016
  • Updated: December 16, 2016
  • Progress updates: 6 updates