Top Down Christmas Stockings by Faye Kennington

Top Down Christmas Stockings

Knitting
August 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette with larger needles in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
210 yards (192 m)
30.5cm (12”) circumference X 47.5cm (18¾”) long.
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With 24 colourwork charts to mix and match, this pattern offers 512 different possible options for customizing your own stocking. And that’s even before you take colour combinations into account! Everyone in the family can have a unique stocking that reflects their personal style.

The stockings are worked cuff to toe, beginning with an i-cord hanging loop, i-cord cuff top and stranded leg. Continue with a short-row heel, stranded foot and grafted toe.

Top Down Christmas Stockings includes a full picture tutorial on lining stockings wth fabric.

This pattern also comes with a .pdf except of the charts inverted, in case you want to mix and match these charts into the Christmas Stockings pattern, which is worked toe up.

Size
30.5cm (12”) circumference X 47.5cm (18¾”) long.

Materials
Yarn: For each stocking: a total of 100g (3.5 oz) worsted weight yarn in approximately equal amounts of 3 different colours. Samples made with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.

Tools:
For Stocking: 4.5mm/US7 40cm/16” circular knitting needle or size to achieve gauge, 4mm/US6 double pointed knitting needles or size smaller than circular needles, or magic loop equivalents of these needles, 3 stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

For Lining (optional): 56cm (22”) wide X 46cm (18”) long piece of fabric, sewing needle, thread, scissors, large paper, iron for pressing, ruler, pencil, pins, sewing machine (optional).

Gauge
20 sts/ 21 rnds = 10cm/4” in stranded stockinette with larger needles in the round.

Abbreviations & Definitions
Bef – Before
C1 – 1st contrast colour
C2 – 2nd contrast colour
CO – Cast on
Dec – Decrease
DPN(s)– Double pointed needle(s)
Inc – Increase
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
Kfb – Knit in front and back legs of same st (increase by 1 st)
MC – Main colour
Patt – Pattern
Prev – Previous
Rep – Repeat
Rnd – Round
RS – Right Side
Sl – Slip stitch purlwise
SM – Stitch marker
SSK – Slip, slip, knit
St/sts – Stitch/stitches
Tog – Together
W&t – Wrap and turn
WS – Wrong Side