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Holiday Stocking

Scandinavian motifs and imaginative color on a roomy stocking for holiday goodies.

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This finely knitted cuffed stocking, which combines several different Scandinavian-inspired motifs, is so visually appealing you may want to display it year-round. Make it in the traditional shades of red, green, and gold or in one of the nontraditional color combinations featured in the swatch.
Finished Size: About 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide and 20" (51 cm) long.
Yarn: Alice Starmore Scottish Campion (100% Shetland wool; 150 yd [137 m]/oz): #525 crimson, 3 skeins; #292 pine forest, 2 skeins; #230 ginger, 1 skein. Swatch is worked (from top to bottom) with #730 true navy, #750 Aegean, #289 old gold; #230 ginger, #1290 damson, #585 raspberry; #815 dark olive, #585 raspberry, #365 chartreuse.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 34 sts and 40 rows = 4" (10 cm) in color patt on larger needle; 34 sts and 46 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on smaller needle.
Needles: Size 2 (2.5 mm): 16" (40-cm) circular (cir); size 0 (2.0 mm): 16" (40-cm) cir and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1999/2000

SKU: EP0683

Author/Speaker/Editor: Donna Kay

Format: eProject