'Tis the Season to Be...Knitting!
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PAGE 7 of: 'Tis the Season to Be...Knitting!

Family of Funky Stockings
(PHOTO: SUSAN PITTARD. STEWART, TABORI & CHANG, 2005)

Click here to download and print out the color placement chart.

Yarn
Yarn 1: La Lana Knitting Worsted (100% wool; 200 yards/4 ounces) in Grape, Apple Green and Burgundy
Yarn 2: La Lana Forever Random Blends (wool/mohair blends; 80 yards/2 ounces) in Chaco Canyon, Yellow Brick Road, Faerie Queen and Primavera
Note: Each stocking will use 2 1/2 - 3 skeins yarn, depending on the size of stocking; mix and match colors as desired, or work as shown.

Finished Measurements
Shown in the following colors/sizes (above):
Stocking 1 (right): 20" long in slip-stitch pattern, using Apple Green and Primavera for toe, foot and leg; Grape and Faerie Queen for ribbed top and heel.
Stocking 2 (left): 22" long in stripe pattern, using Burgundy, Faerie Queen and Primavera for toe, foot and leg; Grape for ribbed top and heel.
Stocking 3 (not shown): 24" long in slip-stitch pattern, using Grape and Yellow Brick Road for toe, foot and leg; Burgundy for ribbed top and heel.
Stocking 4 (middle): 26" long in stripe pattern, using Apple Green and Grape for toe, foot and leg; Faerie Queen for ribbed top and heel.
Stocking 5 (not shown): 28" long in slip-stitch pattern, using Chaco Canyon and Burgundy for toe, foot and leg; Grape and Apple Green for ribbed top and heel.

Needles
One 16" circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm)
One set of five 6" double-pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm)
One set of five 8" double-pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm)
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
45" wide lining fabric: 1/2 yard for stockings 1 and 2; 3/4 yard for stockings 3 and 4; 5/8 yard for stocking 5
5 pieces 3/8 yard ribbon, each 12" long, for hanger loops
Waste yarn

Gauge
Approximately 17 1/2 stitches and 17 1/2 rows = 4" (10 cm) in slip-stitch pattern from chart using yarns 1 and 2
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch using yarn 1
Note: Gauge within stocking is variable due to character of yarn and stitch patterns.

Notes
* These stockings are knit from the toe up to the ribbed top, with only a short pause to insert waste yarn where the future heel will be. For ease in working, change from double-pointed needle to circular needle when sufficient stitches have been increased.
* When working slip-stitch pattern, strand yarn loosely behind slipped stitches to prevent fabric from puckering.

* Slip-Stitch Pattern (multiple of 8 stitches; 24-round repeat)
Note: See chart for color placement.

Rounds 1 and 2: * Slip 1, knit 7; repeat from * around.
Rounds 3 and 4: * Knit 1, slip 1, knit 5, slip 1; repeat from * around.
Rounds 5 and 6: * Slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 3, slip 1, knit 1; repeat from * around.
Rounds 7 and 8: Repeat rounds 3 and 4.
Rounds 9 and 10: Repeat rounds 1 and 2.
Rounds 11 and 12: Knit.
Rounds 13 and 14: Knit 4, * slip 1, knit 7; repeat to last 4 stitches, slip 1, knit 3.
Rounds 15 and 16: Knit 3, * slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 5; repeat to last 5 stitches, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 2.
Rounds 17 and 18: Knit 2, * slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 3; repeat to last 6 stitches, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1.
Rounds 19 and 20: Repeat rounds 15 and 16.
Rounds 21 and 22: Repeat rounds 13 and 14.
Rounds 23 and 24: Knit.
Repeat rounds 1-24 for slip-stitch pattern.

* Make Bobble
Knit in [front, back, front] of next stitch to increase to 3 stitches, turn; purl 3, turn; pass first stitch over second stitch, pass second stitch over third stitch to decrease to one stitch.

* Bobble Bind-off
All stockings: Knit 1, * make bobble, pass first stitch over bobble to bind off 1 stitch, knit bobble stitch (pulling to tighten bobble); knit 1, pass bobble stitch over knit stitch, [purl 1, pass last stitch over stitch] 2 times, knit 1, pass last stitch over stitch; repeat from * around.

Stocking Patterns:
Stocking 1: 20" Slip-Stitch Stocking
Stocking 2: 22" 3-Color Stripe Stocking
Stocking 3: 24" Slip-Stitch Stocking
Stocking 4: 26" 2-Color Stripe Stocking
Stocking 5: 28" Slip-Stitch Stocking



PAGE 7 OF 13 NEXT: Stocking 1: 20" Slip-Stitch Stocking

 in this article
  PAGE 1: 'Tis the Season to Be...Knitting!
  PAGE 2: Knitting Tips
  PAGE 3: Scarves with a Personal Touch
  PAGE 4: Small and Charming Gifts
  PAGE 5: Felted Tote Bag
  PAGE 6: Flowers
  PAGE 7: Family of Funky Stockings
  PAGE 8: Stocking 1: 20" Slip-Stitch Stocking
  PAGE 9: Stocking 2: 22" 3-Color Stripe Stocking
  PAGE 10: Stocking 3: 24" Slip-Stitch Stocking
  PAGE 11: Stocking 4: 26" 2-Color Stripe Stocking
  PAGE 12: Stocking 5: 28" Slip-Stitch Stocking
  PAGE 13: Special Techniques
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