Simple Holiday Stockings by Carissa Browning

Simple Holiday Stockings

December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 - 230 yards (165 - 210 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The same basic template is used for all three stockings, but with three different stitch patterns for the leg and foot. Feel free to substitute your own favorite stitch pattern, as long as it divides evenly into 72 stitches.

Each stocking begins with an i-cord that forms the top edge and the hanging loop. Stitches are then picked up along the i-cord and worked downward to create the stocking. A short-row heel and a star toe give the finished product a simple look that won’t distract from your chosen stitch pattern.

Foot circumference = 12in/30cm
Foot length = 8in/20cm, easily adjusted
Leg length = 12in/30cm, easily adjusted

180-230yds/165-210m of aran weight yarn per stocking
Samples used:
Patons SWS Soy Wool Solids 70% wool, 30% soy; 110yds/100m per 2.8oz/80g skein
-Cable sample: 2 skeins #70012 Natural
-Lattice sample: 2 skeins #70008 Natural Snow
-Chevron sample: 2 skeins #70008 Natural Snow and 1 skein #70012 Natural
US 8/5mm needles Cable needle
Tapestry needle

20 sts/24 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch

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