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Snow Bird Stocking

This Scandinavian-inspired knitted stocking features a front adorned with star-and-vine motifs, while the back features red and white striping.

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Worked in bright white and red, the Snow Bird Stocking is a traditional piece inspired by Nordic decorative arts. Birds perch at the top of the stocking, above a field of stars and vines; the stripes on the back side of the stocking are an abstract rendering of bird prints in the snow.
Finished Size: 16" leg and foot circumference, 20¼" from top of cuff to tip of toe.
Yarn: MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino (100% merino; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #124 snow (MC) and #140 scarlet (CC1), 2 skeins each; #141 grass (CC2), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Classic Elite Yarns.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 28 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in charted patt on larger needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2012

SKU: EP7149

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Spurkland

Format: eProject