Olive’s Christmas Stockings are ideal for any mantlepiece: festive felted stockings with little faces, ears and antlers that look like jolly reindeer. They come in two decorative options, Christmas trees or hearts. Both have contrasting colors for the foot and the leg, and are adorned with golden Christmas baubles.
The stocking is worked top-down in stocking stitch. It begins with the cuff knit back and forth in rows, and continues in the round to the toes. The heel is shaped with short rows. Simple stranded colorwork is used for the Christmas-themed designs, while i-cord shaping creates the reindeer ears and antlers - and the loop, of course, to hang your stocking, ready to be filled by Santa on the magic night. To make your stocking even more special, you can personalize it, and embroider initials and year on its back, following the letter and number charts.
Sizes: One Size
Finished Measurements: length from toes to cuff: 52 cm [213⁄4"]; width: 22 cm [83⁄4"]
Yarn: Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino worsted-weight yarn 225 m [881⁄2"] per 100 g [3.5 oz]; Color A (leg): Dusty Moose or Sparrow colorway 70 g [2.5 oz]; Color B (foot): Hunter’s Green or Cayenne colorway (120 g [4.2 oz]); Color C (face): Off-white colorway 15 g [0.53 oz]; Color D (Nose and eyes): Coal colorway 10 g [0.35 oz]; Color E (Christmas baubles): Dark Ocher colorway 5 g [17 oz]
Needles: 4 mm / US6, 60 cm / 24" cable, circular needle and 4 mm / US6 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 10 [4"] cm in st st with 4 mm / US6 needles before felting
Notions: waste yarn for provisional cast on, stitch markers, tapestry needle