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Green Christmas Stocking

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This free easy knit stocking pattern from Patons has a classic fair isle pattern and will look great above you fireplace at Christmas.

Green Christmas Stocking

MATERIALS

  • Patons Décor or Canadiana or Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz)
  • Main Color (MC) (Lt Green) 1 ball
  • Contrast A (Dk Green) 1 ball
  • Contrast B (Aran) 1 ball Contrast C (Burgundy) 1 ball
  • Set of four 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain tension.
  • Two st holders.

    Pattern

MEASUREMENTS
From top to heel = 15 ins [38 cm]
Foot length = 11 ins [28 cm].

TENSION
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: When working from charts, 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 center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

With A, cast on 60 sts. Divide into 20 sts on 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st.
Next rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep last rnd 3 times more.
With MC, rep last rnd twice more.
With A, rep last rnd twice more.

**Work Chart I to end of Chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 20 st rep will worked 3 times.**

*Work Chart II to end of chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 14 st rep will worked 4 times, and rem 4 sts of chart will be worked once.*

Rep from * to * once more.
Rep from ** to ** once more.

Make Heel: Slip last 15 sts from 3rd needle and first 15 sts from first needle onto one needle for heel having marker in center. Leave rem 30 sts on 2 needles for instep. Break yarn.

With RS of work facing and MC, proceed across heel sts as follows:
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape Heel: 1st row: K19. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
2nd row: Sl1P. P9. P2tog. P1. Turn.
3rd row: Sl1K. K10. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
4th row: Sl1P. P11. P2tog. P1. Turn.
5th row: Sl1K. K12. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
6th row: Sl1P. P13. P2tog. P1. Turn.
7th row: Sl1K. K14. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
8th row: Sl1P. P15. P2tog. P1. Turn.
9th row: Sl1K. K16. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
10th row: Sl1P. P17. P2tog. P1. Turn.
11th row: K20.

With RS of work facing, A and first needle pick up and knit 4 sts along left side of heel, then knit across first 3 sts from instep. With 2nd needle, K24 from instep. With 3rd needle, knit rem 3 sts from instep, then pick up and knit 4 sts along right side of heel. Knit first 10 sts from heel onto end of 3rd needle. Slip rem 10 sts from heel onto beg of first needle. 58 sts are now divided 17 sts on 1st needle, 24 sts on 2nd needle and 17 sts on 3rd needle.

Cont working in rnds as follows:
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 46 sts divided as 14 sts on 1st needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle and 14 sts on 3rd needle.
Knit even for 7 ins [18 cm] from pick up row after heel.

Shape Toe: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. k2tog. K1.
3rd needle: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 22 sts rem. Knit sts from first needle onto 3rd needle. Graft 2 sets of 11 sts tog for toe.

Loop: With C, cast on 29 sts. Cast off. Sew loop as illustrated.

Embroider Chart II sections with lazy daisy st as illustrated.

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