The Felted Sweater Stocking is a traditional holiday stocking worked from the top down with a short row heel, ribbed toe, and an Aran cable pattern twisting down both sides. The stocking is knit with aran or bulky weight wool on large needles and felted when complete. Hand felt for the soft "felted sweater" look, or throw in the wash for a tighter, smaller stocking. This is a great project if you're new to cabling, sock-knitting, short rows, or felting.
14 sts & 20 rows = 4"/10cm in
Stockinette stitch before felting
16 sts & 20 rows = 4"/10cm in cable
pattern before felting
22 sts & 23 rows = 4"/10cm in cable
pattern after felting
Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at www.theyarniad.com.