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Dec 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!!! Christmas Stocking Pattern

We would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all your support and for all your wonderful feedback and for your friendship. We would like to bring you one last free pattern to wrap up the 2012 year. Thank you all and Happy Holidays!

Loom: AIO Loom by KnittingBoard.com, set at 60 pegs was used in sample. Any other loom with regular gauge could work.

Yarn: Approx 260 yards of worsted weight yarn. Red Heart Shimmer in Red and Snow.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles in size 4 (used for grafting the toes).

Gauge: 10 sts x 13 rows= 2 inches in stockinette, but it doesn’t need to be accurate, it is just a big sock :)

Size: 21” x 6”

Pattern notes:

The Decorative Trim (red section) is worked separately as a flat panel in garter stitch, after stocking is complete, the cuff is seamed/sewn to the top of the stocking. The tassel cord and pom pom are created after by braiding yarn and placing a pom pom at the end of the braid.

Wrap and Turn=Lift the loop presently on the peg and hold it, take working yarn around the peg by going to the inside of the loom then wrapping the yarn around the peg so the yarn ends to the front of the peg. Place the loop back on the peg.

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

cont=continue

sts=stitches

BO=Bind off

CO=Cast on

rnd=rnd

CC=Contrasting Color (Red)

MC=Main Color (Snow)

Stitch Patterns: Garter Stitch

Row 1: k

Row 2: p

Rows 1 and 2 produce 1 garter stitch ridge.

DIRECTIONS

Decorative Trim Panel
Worked as a flat panel

Using CC, CO 24 sts

Rows: 1-120: Work in Garter Stitch (60 Garter stitch ridges).

BO, leaving a 15 inch yarn tail.

Stocking
Worked in the round, set knitting loom in the round to 60 pegs.

Using MC, CO 60 sts, to work in the round

Rnd 1: k

Rep Rnd 1 until item measure 5.5” from CO edge.

**Next rnd: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next rnd: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep from ** to ** 2 more times.

Next 42 rnds: work Tree of Life Chart

Cut yarn leaving a 5” yarn tail. Attach yarn at peg 16 cont to heel instructions

Heel
Worked in short-rows over 30 stitches (over pegs 16-45, re-number the pegs so they are 1 to 30 instead of 16 to 45; peg 16 is peg 1 from this point forward).

Knit from peg 1 to 29. Wrap and turn on peg 30.

Knit from peg 29 to 2. Wrap and turn on peg 1.

Knit from peg 2 to 28. Wrap and turn on peg 29.

Knit from peg 28 to 3. Wrap and turn on peg 2.

Knit from peg 3 to 27. Wrap and turn on peg 28.

Knit from peg 27 to 4. Wrap and turn on peg 3.

Knit from peg 4 to 26. Wrap and turn on peg 27.

Knit from peg 26 to 5. Wrap and turn on peg 4.

Knit from peg 5 to 25. Wrap and turn on peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to 6. Wrap and turn on peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to 24. Wrap and turn on peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to 7. Wrap and turn on peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to 23. Wrap and turn on peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to 8. Wrap and turn on peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to 22. Wrap and turn on peg 23.

Knit from peg 22 to 9. Wrap and turn on peg 8.

Knit from peg 9 to 23; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 24.

Knit from peg 23 to peg 8, lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 7.

Knit from peg 8 to 24; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 25.

Knit from peg 24 to peg 7; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 6.

Knit from peg 7 to 25; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 26.

Knit from peg 25 to peg 6; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 5.

Knit from peg 6 to 26; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 27

Knit from peg 26 to 5; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 4

Knit from peg 5 to 27; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 28

Knit from peg 27 to 4; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 3

Knit from peg 4 to 28; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 29

Knit from peg 28 to 3; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 2

Knit from peg 3 to 29; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 30

Knit from peg 29 to 2; lift the wrap(s) together with the stitch on the peg. Wrap and turn on peg 1*

Pegs 1 and 30 have wraps on them, when working the first round of the foot, lift both wraps on these pegs along with the stitch (treat all 3 loops on the peg as 1 loop).

Cont to Foot instructions.

Foot
Worked in the round

Next rnd: k (On the very first round, pick up the extra wraps from pegs 1 and 30)

Rep last rnd until foot measures 5 inches from end of heel. Cont with Toe

Toe
Worked in short-rows over 30 stitches. Follow same instructions as for Heel to the *.

Pegs 1 and 30 have wraps. Knit 1 row from peg 1 to 30, lifting the extra wraps. Cut yarn leaving a 15” yarn tail.

Graft the Toe

Place stitches 1-30 on one double pointed needle. Place remaining 30 stitches on second double pointed needle.

Stitches are ready to be grafted.

Follow grafting instructions below

Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail coming from the toe area.

  1. Hold knitting needles parallel to each other, wrong sides of the knitted fabric together. Insert the tip of the tapestry needle (tn) through the first stitch of the front knitting needle as if you were going to purl, pull the working yarn (wy) through, leave the stitch on the knitting needle.
  2. Insert tn through the first stitch on the back needle, as if to knit, pull the wy through, leave the stitch on the knitting needle.
  3. Insert the tn through the first stitch on the front needle, as if to knit, pull the yarn through, slide the stitch off the needle.
  4. Insert tn through the next stitch on the front needle, as if to purl, pull wy through, leave stitch on the knitting needle.
  5. Insert the tn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, pull wy through, slide the stitch off the needle.
  6. Insert the tn through the next stitch on the back needle, as if to knit, pull wy through, leave the stitch on the needle.

Repeat steps 3-6, until only one stitch remains on the knitting needles. Insert the tn through that last stitch and slide it off the knitting needle, pull yarn through. Weave ends in.

Tassel Cord

Cut 12 pieces of red yarn about 14 inches long. Separate into three groups of 4 pieces of yarn (4, 4, 4). Tie a tight knot on one end. Do a simple braid with the three groups of yarn.  Knot it.

Pom Pom

Create a small pom pom using both colors of yarn. Attach to one of the ends of the tassel cord.

Assembly

Place the Tassel cord at one of the sides of the top of the stocking, so that the tassel hangs down to the body of the stocking and leave about 4 inches of the tassel cord hanging above the cuff, securely sew the tassel to the cuff area. Make a loop with the 4 inches by folding it to the inside of the stocking, sew it in place.

Using CC yarn, sew the Decorative Trim to the Cuff of the stocking. 1 ridge per stitch (line up a ridge with one of the small “v”).  Sew BO edge of Decorative Trim to CO edge of Decorative Trim.

Weave ends in.

Steam block.

29 Comments

  • Thank you, Isela, for sharing this stunning Christmas stocking! A wonderful exciting project to work on for next year. Thank you,again! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Thank you for the lovely pattern. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, too.

  • Isela Thanks so much. This is really beautiful. I will have to try to make it after the holidays.

    I love it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you your family and to all crafters!

  • Isela Thanks so much. This is really beautiful. I will have to try to make it after the holidays.

    I love it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family and to all crafters!

  • Thank you so much for the beautiful stocking. Will give me something to work on this summer. Merry Christmas to you, your family and AKB. Have a Happy New Year.

  • Amazing! Thank you! Can’t wait to start on it! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Merry Christmas, Isela! Thank you so much for the stocking pattern. It is so beautiful. You are a lovely and generous person to share it with us. Many good wishes for your Christmas and New Year…

  • That is breathtaking. What a beautiful gift it would make. Thanks, Isela, for doing the hard part and figuring out such a great design. Christmas blessings to you and those you love.

  • This is just beautiful! Will make a lovely project for the winter months.

  • This elegant Christmas stocking is absolutely beautiful, Isela! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent!

  • I was sincerely moved by the thoughtful gift you have given. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

  • La trovo veramente bella e penso che sia facile da fare.
    Complimenti e Auguri a tutti

  • Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I am going to try to make one (or some!) for next christmas! Happy Holidays!

  • Thank you very much. This is absolutely lovely. Merry Christmas.

  • E’ veramente bella, sicuramente tra i progetti da fare, e decisamente comprensibile anche per chi come me si dedica al loom knitting da poco tempo, Grazie Isela e Auguri!

  • Thank you so much for this gorgeous pattern! This is what family heirlooms are made of!

  • Thank you, it is the most elegant stocking I have seen this year.

  • Please help, Isela! I started making the tree of life stocking, but was a little confused when I got to the foot. Your instructions aren’t clear about it. Am I right to assume that I begin and end the rounds for the foot on peg 16, not the original peg 1, as the toe will also be knitted on pegs 16 to 45? I continued without cutting, figuring the yarn will be cut once the toe is complete. I want to make sure I’m clear on that before I continue with the foot, to make sure I’m making it properly. This is the first stocking I’ve done, and since the heel isn’t in the usual place, it’s coming out of the loom at an odd angle. Ive knitted many pairs of socks, and I want to be sure this stocking is finished properly, since I’ve put a lot of work into it. Oh, and I also knitted the red cuff into the stocking, not separately to sew on later. I’ve found that the pieces I try to sew together don’t look very good. I don’t know why.

  • Cynthia, after we finish the Tree of Life, we will begin the heel. The reason why we started the heel on peg 16 is that we want the Tree of Life to be on the sides of the stocking, not front and back of the stocking. Therefore, we will need to move the heel around so that it is half way between one tree and the tree from the other side.

    Think of it as two pieces, once you finish the top, the instructions say to “Cut yarn leaving a 5” yarn tail. Attach yarn at peg 16 cont to heel instructions” the top part is over. Now you will work on the foot. Forget about the top instructions altogether. Now, attach your yarn at peg 16. From this point on, peg 16 will be considered peg 1, until you finish the stocking. The toe is done on the same pegs as the heel, so if you need to put a piece of masking tape on pegs 1-30 (remember that your new peg 1 was your peg 16), and make sure you use those same 30 pegs for your heel.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you, Isela! It’s just as I thought to finish the stocking. I used stitch markers to mark the new pegs for the heel and toe. They work well and I don’t have to worry about tape residue on the loom. I’ll definitely have to steam block the stocking when it’s complete. It’s looking really funny as it comes out of the loom, and right now my tree looks like a diamond instead of an elongated tree. My next stocking will be a sparkly black and white. I bought the yarn but haven’t determined my pattern yet. My 19 year-old daughter LOVES black and white items.

  • Good luck Cynthia, send us a picture and I would love to post it :).

  • Isela, this is my first time attempting the beautiful stocking you made last year. I don’t understand the cast on instructions. If you could clarify it for me, I would appreciate it. You do such a gorgeous job on all of you projects

  • The cast on instructions say with CC cast on X number of stitches. You will be working a flat panel, so with the red yarn (Contrasting Color=CC) cast on the number of stitches necessary. Does that help?

  • Isela I love your design but I am a little knew at this can you possibly make a video to show me how to do it I still have a hard time reading the paterns because again I am knew at this thanks.

  • Thank you so much for the Christmas stocking pattern! I can’t wait to make one for the new granddaughter!!

  • Hello I was wondering if I did this on the 31 peg loom how would I alter the pattern so it would come out as your design did?
    Or is that even possible? Thanks

  • You will have to redo the entire design as the “tree” is done over 30 stitches. Your tree will be all around the stocking. This design looks better on a smaller gauge loom.

  • What cast on method do you recommend for this project? It’s so pretty, I hope I can get mine close to this. I debated on colors but finally chose white and red I Love This Yarn in metallic.

  • Cast on method–I used the long tail cast on method

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