As some of you know, I have been meaning to publish this stocking pattern for a very long time! Finally thanks to our awesome pattern designer, Danielle Shields, here it is, right in time for the holidays. The stocking featured here uses 2 skeins of either Gyspy Garden or Rolling Stone yarn. This sample is knit using the colorway Stardust Garland (available here) but all of the colors would look excellent. It has the right side out but the stocking also looks super cute with a little more texture on the wrong side (or reverse stockinette side) out. We will have pics of that stocking soon. I embroidered this sample with extra yarn I had lying around the apartment. Feel free to personalize this as you like! Pattern below pics.
I used neon yellow embroidery floss from Michael's to stitch in Jessie's name...I just can't resist neon!
Tassle & pom pom detail.
Finished Measurements: 6.5" wide x 20" long
Gauge: 8 stitches over 4"
Abbreviations: k knit
ssk slip, slip, knit
k2tog knit 2 together
pu pick up
Cast on 26 stitches. Place marker and join to work in the round.
Knit until piece measures 12.5" from start.
Next row: ssk, knit until 2 stitches remain, k2tog (24 stitches)
Using waste yarn, knit across first 12 stitches. Pass these stitches back to left needle and knit them again with main yarn.
Knit until piece measures 18" from the start.
Row 1: *ssk, k8, k2tog*, repeat between stars.
Row 2 & 4: knit.
Row 3: *ssk, k6, k2tog*, repeat between stars.
Row 5: *ssk, k4, k2tog*, repeat between stars.
Pull yarn through the remaining 8 stitches.
Heel: Remove waste yarn and pick up the 24 stitches on hold, picking up 1 stitch on the gap on each side, 26 stitches total.
Row 1: *pu 1 stitch, k13*, repeat between stars one time for a total of 28 stitches.
Row 2: ssk, k10, k2tog. Repeat to end.
Row 3: knit.
Row 4: ssk, k8, k2tog. Repeat to end.
Row 5: knit.
Row 6: ssk, k6, k2tog. Repeat to end.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: ssk, k4, ktog. Repeat to end.
Graft remaining stitches using kitchner stitch. For the kitchner averse, or for those who just love reverse stockinette like we do, use three needle bind off to bind off the remaining stitches and turn inside out. Weave in ends and block lightly. Adorn with pom poms, tassles or embroidery as you like. Now sit in front of your mantle with eggnog to celebrate your goodwork!
Below is a pic of a stocking we knit up in Rolling Stone Shooting Star and kept the reverse
stockinette side out. Also so cute!