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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 II

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

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 Holly & Snowflake and Cross & Leaf stockings designs three and four of four different stockings in the series.

It's always about the details for me when creating a knitted piece, and these stocking 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 I pattern is also available here on Craftsy.


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

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:

800 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Galway Worsted


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