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I was taught the basics of knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing by my grandmother when I was young. I have found that I enjoy doing a variety of fiber related crafts, and have over the years ...

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Christmas Garland Stocking

from Mountain Mist Fiberworks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Christmas Garland Stocking
Christmas Garland Stocking
Christmas Garland Stocking
Christmas Garland Stocking
Christmas Garland Stocking
Christmas Garland Stocking

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • backwards loop cast on
  • i-cord
  • picking up stitches
  • knit
  • purl
  • cross a 4-stitch cable
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • p2tog
  • ssp
  • knit into back of stitch
  • purl into back of stitch
  • make one
  • double increases and decreases
  • increase from one stitch to seven stitches
  • decrease from seven stitches to one stitch
  • work from a knitted chart
  • making a bobble
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

This 15-page pattern creates a crisply textured Christmas stocking with an I-cord border and hanging loop, a garland band at the top and a cabled pattern on the leg and foot. The pattern contains both written instructions and charts, along with illustrated tutorials for three techniques used in the stocking. Instructions are also given for grafting the ends of the I-cord together to form the hanging loop.

I have listed "skills necessary" here, but most of these techniques are described in the pattern instructions; it is not really necessary to already know how to do them. I listed them to give the knitter an idea of what is involved in making this stocking. If you have questions about a specific technique, email me at Fiberworks@mountain-mist.com and I can tell you if the technique is described and/or illustrated in the pattern.

Technique Features:
Picking up and Knitting Stitches from I-cord
Making a Bobble
Gwennie's Increase ( a unique way to make a
knitted increase)

The pattern is intended for the personal use of the purchaser, and is not meant to be used commercially.


20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Stocking measures 18 inches long by 5 3/4 inches wide at top of stocking when lying flat.


  • Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, 2 balls
  • Size 8 needles: 12-inch circular (if desired), 4 or 5 double points
  • 2 safety-pin type stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted

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