Christmas Stocking #1

I whipped this up for my family this year, and have had a bit of interest in it on Ravelry, so here's the pattern. It's based on your basic 72 stitch flap heeled sock, so if my sock pattern writing isn't giving you the full picture, check out some of these resources:

Cascade 220: Partial skeins of 2 shades of 3 colors.
(I don't know what colors, exactly, I used, because I'm using up my stash, but looking at the Cascade site , it looks like the colors might be yellows: 2415, 4147, blues: 2404, 7816, greens: 9461, 9447)

Size 7 12-16" circular needles (I did the whole stocking up to the toe on one set of 16" circulars)
Size 7 DPNs


Cast on 72 stitches in dark blue. Join to knit in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Knit in the round for about 2 inches.
Purl 1 round.
Work Chart A in dark and light blue and dark and light green.
Work Chart B in dark and light gold.

Knit one round in dark green and the next in k1 dark green, k1 light green.
Begin the heel at the beginning of the next round.
In dark blue,
Knit 18 stitches, turn work.
Row 1: Sl 1, purl 35 stitches.
Row 2: (sl1, k1) across 36 stitches
Repeat these rows until there are 36 rows.
Turn Heel
Row 1: sl1, p 21, p2tog, p1
Row 2: sl 1, k 8, ssk, k1
Row 3: sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p1
Continue like this until all of the stitches have been worked. You will end on a knit row.
Pick up one stitch from each row along the side of the heel flap. Place marker.
Knit 36 stitches in K1 light green, K1 dark green, place marker.
Continue in pattern to next marker.
Knit 1 round in dark green.
Change to yellows, and work Chart C on the top of the foot (to next marker)
You will work Chart D (bottom of the foot) for 12 stitches, then place marker (which becomes the beginning of the round).
Working in the charts set above, and beginning with 12 stitches of Chart D, work the following rounds.
Round 1: Knit to last 3 stitches before marker, k2tog, k1. Knit 36 stitches (Chart C) across top of foot, k1, ssk, knit to end of round.
Round 2: Knit
Work the decreases until there are 72 stitches on the needles, then continue working in pattern until the foot measures about 4 inches from the blue heel.
At the beginning of the next round switch to dark green.
Round 1: Dark green
Round 2: K1 Dark green, K1, light green
Round 3: Dark green
Round 4 and all subsequent rows: Dark Blue.
On row 4, begin decreasing for toe
Round 1: knit to last 3 stitches before marker. k2tog, k 1, slip marker, k1, ssk. knit across top to last 3 stitches before marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker, k 1, ssk, knit to end of round.
Round 2: knit.
Continue these two rounds until 40 stitches remain on the needle. Then continue knitting round 1 (with no knit round between) until 20 stitches remain. (You'll probably have switched to DPNs at this point).
On the next row, knit to the next marker, so that there are 10 stitches from the top of the sock on one DPN and 10 stitches from the bottom of the sock on the other DPN.
Cut the yarn and graft the toe together using Kitchener stitch.
Turn the top cuff to the back at the purl row, and stitch in place.


Debbie said...

What a pretty stocking!

Michele / akkasha said...

That is beautiful! If only I had seen it before I cast on another Xmas stocking for the October Sock Knitters Anonymous KAL!

I will have to make that another time. And you should definitely put it on Ravelry.

Marji said...

Thanks for making this pattern available. It's going into my queue to make this Spring for next Christmas.