Last Minute Stockings

A knitted christmas stocking pattern with traditional colourwork that is fast and perfect for stash busting.

These stockings are a great way to stashbust and they’d also make a wonderful introduction to the world of sock knitting - no teeny needles or second sock syndrome! Worked from the toe up with a Japanese short row heel and stranded colourwork at the cuffs which are finished with an I-cord bind off that neatly continues to form the hanging loop. Charts are included for all 26 letters, a tree, snowflake and a bird.


Skills for knitting this project

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7 stitches = 5 cm in stockinette stitch


One size



Aran weight yarn. Shown in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica and Orkney Angora St Magnus D.K. [164 yards (150 m)]

Needles and notions

Size 10 US / 6.0mm dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

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