Lindal Stocking by Wöldten

Lindal Stocking

November 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 380 yards (320 - 347 m)
One Size; Adjustable with Needle Size
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This holiday stocking features a beautiful blend of short-row shapes with stranded colorwork. It also uses two different braid / plait techniques: the Lateral Braid, and a Latvian Plait. Both of these techniques are easy to learn even for the novice knitter. Several Youtube links are included in the pattern for reference.

I encourage everyone to shop local throughout the year, but most especially during the holiday season. The fibers used for this stocking are: Farm FreshNorth Country Cheviot”, a DK Weight, locally sourced 100% New England Wool, and Making TracksVermont Vice” with “Razzle Dazzle”, 100% American Falkland Wool, all from Junction Fiber Mill in White River Junction, Vermont. The mill itself is a small batch wool processing plant run by two sheep farmers and friends, Amanda and Peggy. You can learn more about their processing and yarns here:

Learning the Latvian Braid - A great video tutorial can be found online by the Paper Tiger, entitled “How to work a Latvian braid in the round | KNITTING TUTORIAL” at

The stranded colorwork used in this pattern entails several sections of long interior floats. You will want to catch these as you knit using any method you prefer. A great video example of this is available by Knit Purl Hunter, called “Stranded Knitting - Catching Long Floats” at