Sweetest Little Stockings by Hailianna Troia
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Sweetest Little Stockings

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette in the Round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m)
Mini Socks (instructions for other sizes included)
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About this pattern…
These miniature socks are a perfect way to swatch your yarn, use up scraps, or a cute miniskein project! Or, our personal favorite use of them, is making your own advent calendar! Stick a note, a date, or a tiny prize in each one to make each day leading up to Christmas something special and memorable. You can also gift them or use them as ornaments! The possibilities for these sweet itty bitty socks are endless!

Materials
Yarn: For One Stocking, Not Pair!
~ if one color:
- approximately 40 yards, 9-10 grams of sock yarn
~ if two colors:

  • MC: approx. 30 yards, 7 grams
  • CC: approx. 15 yards, 3 grams

Needles and Notions:
~ US#0 AKA 2 mm Knitting needles in your preference of either:

  • 4 DPNs
  • 1 set of circular needles with 21” or longer cable for Magic Loo ~ 2 Stitch Markers ~ 1 Progress Keeper (optional)

Gauge: 9 sts & 11 rows creates 1 square inch of stockinette knit in the round
Size:

  • Foot Length: 4.5 inches from toe to back of heel
  • Foot Width: 2 inches wide across; 4 inch circumferance
  • Leg: 2.5 inches from cuff cast on edge to beginning of heel flap

Please Note: These socks are not designed to fit babies, but are instead designed as a cute gift or decoration. However, you can alter the pattern for a baby’s or child’s foot by adding stitches, or knitting a longer or shorter foot.

Abbreviations
K:knit
P: purl
K2tog: knit two stitches together
P2tog: purl two stitches together
SSK: slip two Stitches, knit together through back loop
Turn: turn work to knit back and forth
Sl: Slip stitch
St/Sts: stitch/stitches
SM: Slip Stitch Marker
MC: Main Color
CC: Contrasting Color
Asterisks denote repeat of sequence for each round.

Important Notes
- This sock is knit from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset design.

  • The sock can be knit using magic loop or on DPNs: whichever you prefer!

  • My total weight of each sock is always around 8 grams, but I gave some extra yardage in case you knit at a different gauge or making a slightly longer leg. If you are planning on knitting a longer leg or larger stocking, you will need more yarn!

  • These socks were not designed to fit a baby or child’s foot, but you can change the size by casting on more or less stitches, and knitting a longer or shorter foot. Just measure the intended little person’s foot and then adjust accordingly!

  • The sock blockers were purchased at Susan’s Fiber Shop – though there are many patterns online for creating your own easily with card stock or cardboard!