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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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Fair-Isle Stockings I

from Pastiche Knitwear
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fair-Isle Stockings I
Fair-Isle Stockings I
Fair-Isle Stockings I
Fair-Isle Stockings I
Fair-Isle Stockings I
Fair-Isle Stockings I

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Work in stranded color work
  • 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. Hearts & Trees and Diamonds and Circles stockings are designs one and two of four different stockings in the series.

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

Video tutorials are available online to help you through the tricky bits!

The Fair-Isle Stockings II pattern is also available here on Craftsy.


19 sts and 22 rows = 4" or 10cm in stranded color work.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" leg circumference by 19" long


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

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Gift card- sized object for making tassel

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Galway Worsted


Non-Traditional Colorway: 172 - Ice Blue, 181 - Olive, 131 - Aegean Sea, 148 - Ruby Traditional Colorway: 8 - White, 127 - Apple Green, 59 - Moss Green, 44 - Cherry Red