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Keep Calm & Be Merry Christmas Stocking


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This stocking echoes a popular sentiment, "Keep Calm and......" in this case, "Be Merry". A recent trip to England showed me the way this World War II poster sentiment has been brought into the present. In the frenzied lives we often lead, Christmas is the time to slow down - and wait for Santa to fill our stockings! A houndstooth cuff surrounded by braids starts off this piece, knit in the round from cuff to toe. The wording is on both sides of the stocking so it can be hung either way. Make it in Medium for lots of little stocking stuffers, or in Large for the recipient who likes to be prepared for the Christmas of their dreams! The word "Merry" is slightly different in the charts depending on size being made. Materials: Size 6 16 inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge (24 inch length can be used on the Large size if desired) Same size double pointed needles if desired for toe decreases. Worsted weight yarn: Cascade 220 worsted 180 (230) yds MC Forest Green 40 (40) yds CC1 Ruby 35 (40) yds CC2 Gold 50 (50) yds CC3 Coral Sharp darning or tapestry needle Stitch markers Size J Crochet hook for hanging loop OR 5" piece of 1 inch wide ribbon for loop Gauge = 5.5 sts per inch (not critical in a stocking but there it is) Smaller than normal needles and gauge for worsted weight yarn are to keep the fabric tight and less likely to stretch when filled. Finished Size: Medium: Approximately 6 inches wide x 17.5 inches long after blocking. Large: Approximately 8 inches wide x 20 inches long after blocking. Video link to "Two Color Long Tail Cast On" BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round, stranded knitting GAUGE 5.5 sts to the inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 6 x 17 ins (Medium) 8 x 20 ins (Large) SUGGESTED YARN 340 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 or Knit Picks Wool of the Andes COLORWAY Green, Red, Gold and Coral

Recommended with this pattern

  • 305 to 340 yards worsted weight wool
  • crochet hook to make hanger
  • sharp tapestry or darning needle

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!