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Knitting for Xmas Knit a tiny Christmas Stocking

Knitting for Christmas

Small Xmas Stocking


Materials
DK (Light Worsted) yarn - Red
DK (Light Worsted) yarn - White

Needles Required
1 Pair No. 3.75 mm, UK 9 or US 5

Tension
Knitted in stocking stitch with a Garter Stitch (every row knit) top, the knitting needs to be reasonably firm if filling the stocking with small gifts.

Abbreviations

Notes
As a guide, the illustrated stocking (knitted in DK) is 6 inches (15 cms) long.
The stocking can be beaded or swiss darned for extra decoration or a fairisle band added within rows 32 to 38.
This pattern can also be knitted with finer yarn and needles to make even smaller versions.

Pattern - Front


Row : Instructions

Cast on 8 sts
1: K
2: P this row and every even row up to and including Row 40
3: Cast on 4 sts, K to last 3 sts, inc 1, inc 1, K1 (14 sts)
5: Cast on 2 sts, K to last st, inc 1 (17 sts)
7: Cast on 2 sts, K to end of row (19 sts)
9: Cast on 2 sts, K to end of row (21 sts)
11: Inc 1, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (21 sts)
13: K to last 2 sts, K2tog (20 sts)
15: K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2tog (18 sts)
17: K to last 6 sts, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog (15 sts)
19: Inc 1, K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2tog (14 sts)
21, 23, 25, 27: K
29: Inc 1, K to end of row (15 sts)
31, 33, 35, 37, 39: K
Change yarn to colour for top and continue in Garter Stitch (every row K)
41-50 K
Cast off.

Pattern - Back


Row : Instructions

Cast on 8 sts
1: P this row and every odd row up to and including Row 39
2: Cast on 4 sts, K to last 3 sts, inc 1, inc 1, K1 (14 sts)
4: Cast on 2 sts, K to last st, inc 1 (17 sts)
6: Cast on 2 sts, K to end of row (19 sts)
8: Cast on 2 sts, K to end of row (21 sts)
10: Inc 1, K to last 2 sts, K2tog (21 sts)
12: K to last 2 sts, K2tog (20 sts)
14: K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2tog (18 sts)
16: K to last 6 sts, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog (15 sts)
18: Inc 1, K to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2tog (14 sts)
20, 22, 24, 26: K
28: Inc 1, K to end of row (15 sts)
30, 32, 34, 36, 38: K
Change yarn to colour for top and continue in Garter Stitch (every row K)
40-50 K
Cast off.

Making Up
With right sides together, join front and back, leaving the top open.
Make a hanging loop at the top, if required.




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