Christmas Scallops Stocking by Allison Griffith
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Christmas Scallops Stocking

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinet
US 8 - 5.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
One Size- 12” diameter, 15” from cuff to toe.
This pattern is available for free.

I love Christmas. I love the family, I love the gifts, I love the food, and I love the decorations. But, I’m not super-traditional when it comes to decking my halls. Red and green are a little passé, and Rudolph (and his red nose) are old hat. I’m a fan of sparkly tinsel and multicolor blinking lights.

This stocking is just what I look for in a Christmas decoration. It’s festive, but not boring. Traditional…ish. I’ve picked a deep winey red and a pale seafoam green to my delightfully chubby stocking. Experiment with the colors to make one perfect for every member of your family!

The Christmas Scallops Stocking is a simple, fast knit that you can work up in a weekend. It is knit from the top down, in the round, at a largish gauge. A few easy rows of Fair Isle creates the decorative colorwork at cuff and toe. The heel is formed by a simple series of short rows in an easily memorized pattern. You’ll have plenty of time to finish these stockings before Santa arrives on Christmas Eve.