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Sleipnir Christmas Stockings

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Sleipnir Christmas Stockings

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Reading charts
  • Basic Stranding or Fair Isle Technique
  • Working with 2 colours at once
  • Uses easy short row heels
  • Kitchener stitch wedge toe

Pattern Description:

Two different Christmas Stockings patterns, one for a boy and one for a girl, inspired by traditional and vintage motifs including original motifs charts designed by me with toy cars, holly sprigs, hearts, snowflakes, Christmas Trees and reindeer. This is a great way to learn to knit socks on a bigger scale before trying out small gauge socks.

The tradition of Christmas stockings at Yuletide was adopted from old Norse religions that worshipped Odin. Children left boots, filled with carrots, straw, or sugar, near the chimney for Odin's flying horse, Sleipnir, to eat. Odin rewarded children for their kindness by replacing Sleipnir's food with gifts or candy.


22 sts x 30 rows over 10cm in stocking stitch (stockinette).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size: Circumference approximately 27cm. Length approximately 36 cm. Foot length approximately 23.25 cm.


  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool 105m/50g ball. Or any DK yarns that knit to the same gauge
  • 1 set of 5 dpns or 1 set of circs size 4mm (US6) or size needed to match gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 darning/wool needle for weaving in ends.
  • Card for making pompons or pompon maker.

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wool yarns


2 contrasting colours

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I design knitting and crochet patterns and I also enjoy designing charts for mixed textiles.

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