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Project

Knit Christmas Stockings

The base of this stocking only looks hand-knit -- it's actually a wool fabric that's sold by the yard.

Materials

  • Double-pointed knitting needles, size 10 U.S.
  • Yarn
  • 1/2 yard wool fabric
  • Sewing supplies
  • Tapestry needle

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print pattern. Cut out fabric.

  2. Step 2

    You will need 9 lengths of knitted I-cord: one 5 inches long, two 8 1/2 inches long, two 17 inches long, two 19 inches long, one 15 inches long, and one 8 inches long. To knit the I-cord: With 1 needle, cast on 3 stitches. Knit 1 row; do not turn work. Slide stitches to other end of needle, pull yarn gently, and knit all stitches again. Continue in this manner until cord is desired length. Cut yarn, leaving a tail. (Optional: Lengths of finger knitting or spool knitting will yield similar results.)

  3. Step 3

    Arrange I-cord pieces onto 1 stocking piece, so they resemble cabling. They go in this order, from left to right: 5-inch piece; two 8 1/2-inch pieces, twisted; 17-inch piece; two 19-inch pieces, twisted; 17-inch piece. Stitch in place. For the "bumps" between the "cables" make two or three backstitches for each one.

  4. Step 4

    Place cabled side down on other piece of the stocking. Sew together. Turn right side out.

  5. Step 5

    Sew 15-inch piece of I-cord around opening, then add the 8-inch piece as a loop for hanging.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2011