Quick & Easy Christmas Stocking
I haven’t made a Christmas stocking in a few years, but my fingers were itchy last weekend and I was feeling the store needed a bit more decorative cheer. The pattern is one of our older freebies (sorry about the formatting, I need to update that) but like many classics, it works. The stocking is constructed as a basic toe-up sock (with a short-row toe and heel), with really bulky yarn on really big circular needles.
I used Bernat Roving (2 strands held together) on 10mm/US15-16″ circular needles. The yarn was a “cheap ‘n cheerful” choice, and I’ll be honest, the yarnie in me was yearning for the merino Cascade Spuntaneous. Actually, what I’d love to use is an especially colourful skein of the hand dyed Fleece Artist Merino Stream (on 8mm needles and with a few extra stitches) …. it may still happen. You could also use the Drops Andes and 8mm/US13 needles (or 2 strands together on the larger needles) – they make a very canonical Christmas Red and their white is nice too.
- I worked the foot section until it was 7″, but on my next stocking I’ll make it 6″.
- The 10mm/US15 needles and 2 strands held together made a slightly dense fabric. Since my stocking is purely decorative, I would use 12mm/US17 needles if i used this particular yarn again (held double).
- Bernat Roving: 1 skein (colour 100 Rice Paper) – hold 2 strands together
- 10mm/US15-16″ circular needles
- 10mm crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
- bulky scrap yarn (for provisional cast on)
- 10mm/US15 double pointed needles (optional, for i-cord)
- jumbo tapestry needle