Yule Mini Stockings Advent Calendar by Erssie

Yule Mini Stockings Advent Calendar

by Erssie
Knitting
November 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
44 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (Stocking Stitch) Stranded
1491 - 1550 yards (1363 - 1417 m)
Mini /stocking: Leg and Foot width: 2 in (5 cm). Ribbed Cuff to Heel Bottom/Sole of Foot: 4½ in (11.5 cm). Foot length, Heel to Toe: 3½ in (9 cm).
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Pattern includes:
Pattern Notes explaining each technique with diagrams for loop increases.
Resources with links to tutorial videos for:
Toe Grafting, Stranded Colourwork Yarn Dominance, Duplicate Stitch, Short Row Wraps and Loop Type Increases.
Written instructions for 25 unique stranded colourwork stockings in fingering yarns with hanging loops.
Written instructions for holly leaves and berries
and garlands to hang the stockings.
Colourwork charts enlarged to fit one A4 page for easy viewing/printing of each stocking leg and foot. A photo of each stocking is included next to each chart. Shades for heel and toe are listed under the chart key too.
A Blank Chart so you can colour your own stocking or design your own collection of motifs.
Full list of all stockings with specific Knit Picks shades used in each
Full list of all Knit Picks shades used in the stockings grouped into colour families with yarn estimates for each shade.

All proceeds from this pattern go to Sighthound Rescue

This pattern is for all 25 mini stranded stockings with hanging loops and garlands decorated with sprigs of holly leaves and berries. Each stocking is unique and has motifs inspired by the winter holidays and seasonal nature themes. The stranded colourwork includes numbers from 1-25 with a hanging loop to be used as an Advent Calendar. They make perfect gift wrap for small holiday gifts. They look good on a holidays card too. My neighbours are getting some with their house number on.
The pattern also contains sprigs of holly leaves and berries. Stockings can hang on a single or multiple knitted cords

CONSTRUCTION
Stockings are knitted like mini top-down socks with short row heels and a grafted toe and full instructions are included for both with links to tutorial videos on each technique for those wishing to try sock knitting for the first time. Each stocking contains detailed motifs which fits perfectly into the 22-stitch/2 inch width.

MATERIALS
Yarns
Mini Stockings
KnitPicks Palette Fingering 92 yds (84 m)/20 g. 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.
Total yarns used for 25 Mini Stockings approx 11 ½ oz (325 g) or approx 1,491 yds (1,391 m) rounded up to nearest yd/m yarn.
NOTE: Your tension and stranding technique and elasticity of your yarns will vary the amounts you use. I listed what I used as a guide. You could omit some similar colours and merge your yarns and colour families will help. This pattern was designed to use colour samples in very small amounts or leftovers in sock or shawl fingering yarns.
Substitute with any fingering or 4 ply yarns.
Yarns used are from the Knit Picks Palette Mini (20g) Sampler Boxes: Sunrise and Sunset
Forest and Ocean
Mountain and Desert.
See below for a list of specific shades used in each Stocking in colour groups.

Garlands, Holly Leaves and Holly Berries Yarns
Knit Picks Palette Fingering 231 yds (211 m). 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.
1 ball 50g in #25535 Spruce (Dark Green) Yarn MC.
1 mini ball 20g in #25539 Hollyberry (Dark Red) or #24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn CC.
Substitute with any fingering or 4 ply yarns.

Needles and Hooks
1 set of US0 (2 mm) dpns or circs, or size to achieve gauge. Dpns are needed for the Toe.
Notions
1 Wool needle.
Stitch markers (or loops of wool) to mark beginning of the round and wraps on the short row Heel section.
Mini Stockings Yarns Shades (See also charts at end of pattern)

Yarn Shades Used:
Stocking 1: Flaming Comet
#24554 Orange (Orange) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn B.
#24580 Delta (Mid Blue) Yarn C.
#24250 Semolina (Yellow) Yarn D.
#23728 White (White) Yarn E.

Stocking 2: Holly and Ivy
#23722 Blue (Mid Blue) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24255 Eggplant (Dark Purple) Yarn B.
#23724 Sky (Light Blue) Yarn C.
#23721 Hyacinth (Light Purple) Yarn D.
#24000 Teal (Dark Green) Yarn E.

Stocking 3: Yule Bells
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn A.
#24586 Silver (Light Grey) Yarn B - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24585 Grass (Green) Yarn C.

Stocking 4: Mistletoe Bunch
#24564 Currant (Dark Red) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24569 Cotton Candy (Pink) Yarn B.
#24253 Spearmint (Pale Green) Yarn C.
#23728 White (White) Yarn D.

Stocking 5: Yule Puddings
#24000 Teal (Dark Green) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25994 Brown Sugar (Mid Brown) Yarn B.
#23730 Cream (Off White) Yarn C.
#24560 Almond (Beige) Yarn D.
#24562 Bison (Dark Brown) Yarn E.
#25539 Hollyberry (Dark Red) Yarn F.
#24239 Bittersweet Heather (Very Dark Brown) Yarn G.

Stocking 6: Scattered Snowflakes
#24567 Rouge (Pink) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24578 Bluebell (Light Blue) Yarn B.
#24580 Delta (Mid Blue) Yarn C.

Stocking 7: Mistletoe and Ivy
#25995 Toffee (Ginger Brown) Yarn A.
#23999 Ivy (Dark Green) Yarn B.
#25097 Alfalfa (Light Green) Yarn C - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#23728 White (White) Yarn D.

Stocking 8: Small Yule Trees in Pots
#24579 Whirlpool (Blue) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24574 Majestic (Purple) Yarn B.
#25535 Spruce (Dark Green) Yarn C.
#24576 Aster (Light Purple) Yarn D.
#24250 Semolina (Yellow) Yarn E.
#25995 Toffee (Ginger Brown) Yarn F.

Stocking 9: Gingerbread House
#24248 Masala (Dark Orange) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24559 Oyster Heather (Light Beige) Yarn B.
#25097 Alfalfa (Light Green) Yarn C.
#23737 Bark (Brown) Yarn D.

Stocking 10: Yule Turtle Dove
#24566 Fuchsia (Bright Pink) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#23731 Ash (Mid Grey) Yarn B.
#24579 Whirlpool (Blue) Yarn C.
#23728 White (White) Yarn D.
#25098 Peapod (Green) Yarn E.
#23737 Bark (Brown) Yarn F.

Stocking 11: Snowflake Wallpaper
#24258 Green Tea Heather (Light Green) Yarn A.
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn B - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24585 Grass (Green) Yarn C.

Stocking 12: Jolly Santa Skull
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn A.
#23728 White (White) Yarn B - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#23729 Black (Black) Yarn C.
#23731 Ash (Mid Grey) Yarn D.
#25530 Macaw (Bright Green) Yarn E.
#25539 Hollyberry (Dark Red) Yarn F.

Stocking 13: North Star and Moon
#25548 Clarity (Very Light Blue) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24001 Navy (Dark Blue) Yarn B.

Stocking 14: Hanging Teardrop Ornaments
#25539 Hollyberry (Dark Red) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25090 Pennyroyal (Very Light Purple) Yarn B.
#24000 Teal (Dark Green) Yarn C.
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn D.
#24586 Silver (Light Grey) Yarn E.
#23731 Ash (Mid Grey) Yarn F.

Stocking 15: Raven in Santa Hat and Holly
#25530 Macaw (Bright Green) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#23729 Black (Black) Yarn B.
#24586 Silver (Light Grey) Yarn C.
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn D.
#23728 White (White) Yarn E.

Stocking 16: Large Holly and Berries Sprig
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24000 Teal (Dark green) Yarn B.
#25549 Sagebrush (Light Green) Yarn C.
#23728 White (White) Yarn D.
#25535 Spruce (Dark Green) Yarn E.

Stocking 17: Gothic Faerie
#24255 Eggplant (Dark Purple) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25548 Clarity (Very Light Blue) Yarn B.
#24577 Chicory (Mid Purple) Yarn C.

Stocking 18: Running Dogs in the Snow
#23730 Cream (Off White) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn.

Stocking 19: Gingerbread Men
#25995 Toffee (Ginger Brown) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24573 Lady Slipper (Purple Pink) Yarn B.
#23723 Pool (Mid Blue) Yarn C.
#23730 Cream (Off White) Yarn D.
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn E.

Stocking 20: Yule Poinsettia
#24565 Fairytale (Dark Pink) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25531 Canary (Yellow) Yarn B.
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn C.
#24554 Orange (Orange) Yarn D.
#24585 Grass (Green) Yarn E

Stocking 21: Snowy Trees and Snowman
#24243 Asphalt Heather (Dark Grey) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#23728 White (White) Yarn B.
#23731 Ash (Mid Grey) Yarn C.
#23737 Bark (Brown) Yarn D.
#24580 Delta (Mid Blue) Yarn E.

Stocking 22: Blitzen the Reindeer
#24009 Calypso Heather (Turquoise) Yarn A – Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24001 Navy (Dark Blue) Yarn B.
#23730 Cream (Off White) Yarn C.

Stocking 23: Yule Tree with Lights and Gifts
#24566 Fuchsia (Bright Pink) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25530 Macaw (Bright Green) Yarn B.
#24581 Jay (Dark Blue) Yarn C.
#25531 Canary (Yellow) Yarn D.
#24245 Lipstick (Rose Red) Yarn E.
#25995 Toffee (Ginger Brown) Yarn F

Stocking 24: Leaping Reindeer
#23728 White (White) Yarn A - Use this for Heel and Toe.
#24246 Pimento (Red) Yarn B.
Stocking 25: Holly King
#26054 Shoal (Dark Green) Yarn A.
#24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn B- Use this for Heel and Toe.
#25549 Sagebrush (Light Green) Yarn C.

Stocking 25: Holly King
#26054 Shoal (Dark Green) Yarn A. #24553 Serrano (Bright Red) Yarn B- Use this for Heel and Toe. #25549 Sagebrush (Light Green) Yarn C.

See pattern for a complete list of all yarns including estimates of amounts used in the Mini Stockings (excludes the Garlands and Holly Leaves.

Mini Stockings Yarn List
Here is a complete list of every shade used for the Yule Mini Stockings by colour family. As a guide, we did not use more than one Knit Picks Fingering mini sample 20g ball (92 yd) for each of these shades (excluding the Garlands and Hanging Loops).

NATURALS
23728 White
#24559 Oyster Heather
#23730 Cream
#24560 Almond
#24586 Silver
#23731 Ash
#24243 Asphalt Heather
#23729 Black

PURPLES
#25090 Pennyroyal
#24576 Aster
#23721 Hyacinth
#24573 Lady Slipper
#24577 Chicory
#24565 Fairytale
#24574 Majestic
#24255 Eggplant

BLUES
#25548 Clarity
#23724 Sky
#24578 Bluebell
#23723 Pool
#24579 Whirlpool
#24009 Calypso Heather
#23722 Blue
#24580 Delta
#24581 Jay
#24001 Navy

GREENS
#24258 Green Tea Heather
#25097 Alfalfa
#24253 Spearmint
#25549 Sagebrush
#25098 Peapod
#24000 Teal
#25530 Macaw
#24585 Grass
#23999 Ivy
#25535 Spruce
#26054 Shoal

YELLOWS/ORANGES
#24250 Semolina
#25531 Canary
#24554 Orange
#24248 Masala

BROWNS
#25995 Toffee
#25994 Brown Sugar
#23737 Bark
#24562 Bison
#24239 Bittersweet Heather

REDS/PINKS
#24553 Serrano
#24246 Pimento
#25539 Hollyberry
#24564 Currant
#24245 Lipstick
#24566 Fuchsia
#24567 Rouge
#24569 Cotton Candy

Total amount of yarn used in Yule Mini Stockings:
1491 yd.

KnitPicks Palette Fingering 92 yds (84 m)/20 g.

Total amount of yarn used in Yule Mini Stockings:
1491 yd.

KnitPicks Palette Fingering 92 yds (84 m)/20 g.