Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern- Brimming with gifts on Christmas morning, a handmade stocking is a delight to wake up to. This classic red and white knit version requires no seaming.
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Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern
Gauge: not necessary for this project
With the white yarn, cast on 60 sts loosely. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join in round, placing marker on first st.
Round 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Work in ribbing pattern for 2 inches.
Switch to the red yarn and work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 12 inches from the beginning.
For the Heel:
Slip last 15 sts from 3rd needle and first 15 sts from 1st needle onto 1 needle for heel. Leave the remaining 30 sts on 2 needles for instep. Cut the red yarn and begin working with the white. Proceed across 30 heel sts as follows:
Row 1: (RS). K29. W&T.
Row 2: K28. W&T.
Row 3: K27. W&T.
Row 4: K26. W&T.
Continue as established until there are 10 ‘unwrapped’ sts, ending on a WS row.
Next row: (RS). K11. W&T.
Next row: K12. W&T.
Next row: K13. W&T.
Next row: K14. W&T.
Continue as established until all heel sts have been worked, ending on a RS row. Cut the white yarn.
Divide 30 heel sts onto 2 needles (15 sts each needle). Join the red yarn to 1st needle. K15. K5 from 2nd needle onto end of 1st needle. K20. Slip last 5 sts from 2nd needle onto beg of 3rd needle. K20 on 3rd needle. 60 sts are now divided as 20 sts on each needle. Place marker at beg of 1st needle to indicate beg of round.
Continue in stockinette stitch until work from Heel measures approximately 4 inches. Cut the red yarn and begin working with the white.
Shape the toe:
Round 1: With B, 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 3rd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to the end of the needle.
Round 2: Purl.
Rep the last 2 rounds to 28 sts. Divide sts onto 2 needles. Graft 2 sets of 14 sts tog.
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