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After 20 years of working in music and worship arts, I have had the joy of spending the last eight years teaching and encouraging knitters, as well as designing knitwear.

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Cross & Leaf Stocking

from Pastiche Knitwear
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cross & Leaf Stocking
Cross & Leaf Stocking
Cross & Leaf Stocking
Cross & Leaf Stocking
Cross & Leaf Stocking
Cross & Leaf Stocking

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Work in stranded colorwork
  • Work in-the-round
  • Work decreases
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

I wanted to design a series of traditional Christmas stockings using various different motifs and certain repeating themes. The Cross and Leaf stocking is one of four different stockings in the series.

It's always about the details for me when creating a knitted piece, and this stocking has some lovely ones. It begins with a two-color cast-on and knitted braid and progresses through several different motifs and color changes. Use duplicate stitch after the stocking is finished to personalize for someone special.

The Cross & Leaf stocking is pictured with the Holly & Snowflake stocking, another in the series also available on Craftsy. These stockings may be purchased individually, or as a set called Fair Isle Stockings II.


19 sts and 22 rows =4" in stranded colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6-3/4" wide x 19" long


  • 4 colors worsted weight yarn
  • 16" circular needle - size 7

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220/ Plymouth Galway


Forest Green, Medium Green, Pale Green, Deep Red