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Starry Night Stocking

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Knit this free Christmas stocking pattern from Patons for the dreamer in your family. The stars and swirls make this night sky look like a perfectly dreamy place for Santa and his reindeer to glide through on Christmas Eve.

Starry Night Stocking

MATERIALS

  • Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz) or
  • Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Main Color MC (navy) 1 ball
  • Contrast A (aran) 1 ball
  • Contrast B (yellow) 1 ball
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

    Pattern

MEASUREMENTS
Length from top to heel: 14 ins [35.5 cm].
Foot length: 10 ins [25.5 cm].

TENSION
18 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in seed st pat.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When working from Chart I, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.
When working from Chart II, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at centre point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

FRONT
With MC, cast on 6 sts.
Work Chart I to end of chart, reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right, noting dashed outline for Front shaping. Do not cast off.
**Next row: (RS). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, work 3 rows reverse stocking st.
Next row: (RS). Knit inc 11 sts evenly across. 40 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Next row: (WS). With MC, purl.
Next row: Knit, dec 11 sts evenly across. 29 sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next 2 rows: Knit.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off knitways (WS).**

BACK
With MC cast on 6 sts. Work Chart I to end of chart, reading RS rows from left to right and WS rows for right to left, noting black outline for Back shaping. Do not cast off. Work from ** to ** as givin for Front.
Pin pieces to measurements, cover with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Sew Front and Back tog.
Loop
Twisted Cord: Cut 1 strand of yarn 10 ins [25 cm] long. Hold 1 end and twist other end to the right until strand begins to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so it will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired. Sew to stocking.

 

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