Baba Noel Stocking by Yiğitcan / Pufido

Baba Noel Stocking

October 2022
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
One Size
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The Baba Noel Stocking looks at Christmas from an Anadolu aesthetic’s point of view, representing St Nicholas’ birthplace of Myra with Anatolian motifs.

MC - 1 skein Urth Christmas Worsted,
CC - 1 skein Urth Harvest Worsted, Ecru

Size: One size

Dimensions: 14” / 35.5 cm circumference, 22” / 56 cm lenght from toe tip

Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle 16”/ 40 cm long, or a set of DPNs; or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

Gauge: 21 sts x 27 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette st, blocked (Gauge is not crucial)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Techniques: Turkish figure-8 cast on, circular knitting with small
circumferences, 2 color stranded colorwork, German short rows, I-cord knitting, increasing, picking up stitches, grafting

This stocking is worked in the round, toe up. Stitches are casted on for the toe and worked with CC, and the Foot is worked with MC. German Short Rows are use to shape the Heel. The colorwork motifs of the leg section are inspired by Anatolian kilims. Garter stitch rows are worked on the top edge of the Stocking, and an I-cord is worked for hanging the Stocking as a final step.