Start a creative tradition using a basic Christmas stocking and add your own personal touches to make it extra special! This is a great opportunity to "dip your toe" into socks! You'll learn how to do an afterthought heel with this class. There will be prerequisite HOMEWORK for this class.
For the advanced beginner who knows how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and read basic pattern instructions.
*Churchmouse Basic Christmas Stockings Pattern *Project Yarn Requirements: There are THREE sizes of stockings to choose from and several ways to arrange color choices. With that in mind, here are the yardage requirements to consider: YARN: Any worsted weight (We suggest Encore, Berroco Pure Wool, or Cascade 220) *Sizes: Wee (Medium, Jolly Big) *Total for whole stocking: 175 (285 410) yds *Cuff: 40 (70, 110) yds *Leg: 70 (115, 170) yds *Heel/Toe: 20 (25, 35) yds *Foot: 45 (75, 105) yds *Homework supplies needed: *scrap yarn: 15-20 yds each of two colors highly contrasting worsted wt yarn *DPNs chosen for stocking
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Using US size 6 DPNs and worsted weight yarn - using main color, cast on 28 stitches. Join in the round and knit until work measures about 2 inches (about 16 rounds or so).