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I learned to knit the worst way there is - from a book! And not even a good book, a really crappy one (Knitting for Dummies)! For some reason I stuck with it, and now I'm thoroughly ...

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Heliotrope Stockings

from Handmade by Stefanie
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Heliotrope Stockings
Heliotrope Stockings
Heliotrope Stockings
Heliotrope Stockings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • reading charts
  • cables
  • twisted stitches
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Fanciful mid-calf stockings begin with a ruffled, ribbed cuff (plus alternate instructions for a non-ruffled ribbed cuff) and an eyelet row to secure top of stockings with a ribbon (also optional!). An ornate cabled pattern at the top of the sock is followed by a twisted-rib panel on the front, with cabled "clocks" on either side and stockinette stitch worked on the back. This top-down sock begins with an intricate cable chart and morphs into an elegant, easy-to-memorize pattern that has enough to keep an advanced knitted interested while not being terribly fussy.


32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7 (8, 9)"


  • 390 yards fingering-weight yarn (model show in The Verdant Gryphon Eidos 'Polimarchus' colorway)
  • US #2 DPN's

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle