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Tiny Christmas Stocking

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Category Knitting
Type Home Decor
Sizing Unisex
Style Cute
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Tiny Christmas Stocking

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What materials did you use? Sock yarn

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What are you most proud of? I had a few challenges with this little pattern. First of all, when I made the original chart, I didn't leave enough of the pattern color in the corners, so my floats were too long, and it ended up kind of strange. Also, my floats were super-tight, overall. After pulling on the stocking for a while and cursing, I decided to try again. I added some more elements to the chart, swore to knit more loosely, and turned the piece inside-out when I made the colorwork. When it's inside-out, it's easier to leave the floats nice and loose, although it was a bit fiddly, since the stocking is only 42 stitches around. I also really wanted to get the pattern down to just one page. It forced me to be brief and leave out little tricks and tips, like the inside-out thing. I don't think I'll do that all of the time, but I was thinking it would be nice to have just one page to worry about if you are like me and enjoy having a tiny project or three when you are traveling over the holidays.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? After I finished the tiny stocking, I was too impatient to wet-block it, so I boiled up a teakettle of water, opened the spout, and held the stocking into the stream of steam to block it. It worked very well

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cute!

12/10/2011 Flag