Scandinavian Knit Stocking Pattern


Scandinavian Knit Stocking Pattern

Scandinavian Knit Stocking Pattern
Scandinavian Knit Stocking Pattern

If you're on the hunt for a vintage Christmas stocking knitting pattern, this Scandinavian pattern is for you! This intermediate knitting pattern is gorgeous, featuring pretty snowflakes on a red background. When you look at it, this stocking reminds one of the coziest sweaters to wear in winter. I might even call this a hygge pattern. If you love colorwork in your knitting patterns, this is a great project to practice! It's a beautiful knitting pattern for you to work up, and it's sure to turn into an heirloom.

NotesPATTERN NOTES: This pattern is worked in Fair Isle-style stranded knitting. For the rows were two colors are used, strand the color not in use loosely along the wrong side of the work.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge21 sts x 22 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch over Chart pattern. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished SizeCircumference: 16”, Length: 21”

Materials List

  • Deborah Norville™ Collection Everyday® Soft Worsted by Premier® Yarns (100% Anti-pilling acrylic; 113gm/203 yds): #ED100-07 Really Red (A) - 2 balls; #ED100-01 Snow White (B) - 1 ball
  • Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 16” long and set of 4 double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle



With A, cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

  1. Rnd 1: * K2 with A, p2 with B; rep from * to end.

  2. Rnds 2-12: Rep Rnd 1.

  3. Rnds 13 and 14: With A, knit.

  4. Turn work, and turn the cuff inside out. The remainder of the stocking is worked with the WS of the cuff facing, so the RS will show when the cuff is folded down.


  1. Rnds 1, 2 and 3: With A, knit.

  2. Rnds 4-27: Work Chart A 6 times.

  3. Rnds 28-31: Work Chart B once.

  4. Rnds 32-47: Work Chart C once.

  5. Rnds 48-51: Work Chart B once.

  6. Rnds 52-66: Work Chart A 3 times, then work Rnds 1-3 of Chart A once more.


  1. Row 1: K35, w&t.

  2. Row 2 (WS): P31, w&t.

  3. Row 3: Knit to 1 st before wrapped st, w&t.

  4. Row 4: Purl to 1 st before wrapped st, w&t.

  5. Rows 5-22: Rep Rows 3 and 4, 9 more times – 10 sts remain unwrapped in center of heel.

  6. Row 23: Knit to wrapped st, knit wrap together with st, w&t.

  7. Row 24: Purl to wrapped st, purl wrap together with st, w&t.

  8. Row 25: Knit to double wrapped st, knit both wraps together with st, w&t.

  9. Row 26: Purl to double wrapped st, purl both wraps together with st, w&t.

  10. Rows 27-42: Rep Rows 25 and 26, 8 more times.

  11. Row 43: Knit to double wrapped st, knit both wraps together with st, continue knitting to end of rnd.


  1. Rnds 1-8: Work Chart A twice, knitting both wraps together with st when you encounter the remaining double wrapped st in Rnd 1.

  2. Rnds 9-12: Work Chart B once.

  3. Rnds 13-28: Work Chart C once.

  4. Rnds 29-32: Work Chart B once.

  5. Rnds 33-40: Work Chart A twice.

  6. Cut color B; continue with color A only.


  1. Rnd 1: * K10, place marker; rep from * to end. 8 markers, including beginning of rnd marker.

  2. Rnd 2: * Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * to end – 8 sts decreased.

  3. Rnd 3: Knit.

  4. Rnds 4-19: Rep Rnds 2 and 3, 8 more times, changing to double pointed needles when necessary – 8 sts.

  5. Break yarn. Use tapestry needle to draw tail through remaining sts, pull tight and fasten off.

Hanging Loop

  1. Using double pointed needles and A, cast on 4 sts.

  2. Work knitted cord as follows: * Slide sts to other end of needle, drawing yarn behind sts, knit 4, do not turn work; rep from * until cord is 4” long. Bind off.


  1. Fold cuff down.

  2. Sew both ends of hanging loop to upper edge of cuff, centered at back of heel.

  3. Weave in ends. Block lightly.


knit 2 stitches together
right side
wrap and turn: with yarn to WS, slip next st to right hand needle, move yarn to RS, slip st back to left hand needle, turn work to begin next row.
wrong side

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What a beautiful pattern! I made one for everyone in our family (and augmented the top a bit so there was space to embroider each persons name). The Scandinavian designs are stunning, and the pattern was easy to follow! The only edits I made were changing the top to make a white bar where I could add a name, and changing where I started the heel so that the start of each round was along the back and not on the side where you can see it. Wish I could add pictures- I love these stockings!

WOW!! I would love to learn how to make this stocking. Beautiful

I am going to try this but I am whistling in the dark as to how it will work out for me. ) Will let you all know how it turns out.

I have never knit with two colors like this but would like win to try making this stocking.

I don't knit - never could figure it out. Did a lot of crocheting but haven't done that in a long time. I made my mother a sweater one year. Don't remember seeing it when we cleaned out her house. thanks.

This stocking looks beautiful! Can't wait th

Wow - what a great choice for this year's addition to the family stocking collection

I am so lucky to be a Scandinavian and to have been taught this knitting style from a very young age. Thanks you!

My dear mother tried for years to teach me how to knit. She was a lefty and I'm a righty so no matter how hard we tried I just never got it. She passed in 2010. Last year I picked up a pair of her needles and said out loud, "God, if it's okay, can my mom help me with this one more time?". I sat down and I started over and over and over and after about a week I successfully knitted a dish cloth. I'm learning but so far just a basic knit stitch. This stocking is beautiful and now I'm inspired to learn more!!!

Oh wow this Scandinavian Knit Stocking is beautiful! I wish I had learned how to knit, but I crochet. By chance do you have a pattern for this in crochet? I would so love to make a few of these.

I love this Christmas's on my list to do this winter for our next Christmas

I don't knit or crochet too much around the holidays. I tend to do more baking, cooking and decorating. I knit and crochet more in the summer and fall months.

I wish this was in crochet. My arthritic hand will not allow me to do knitting any more without pain. Love the pattern.

It has been decades since I have done this type of knitting, but I so love this stocking, as soon as I have finished with another project, I intend to make this. Also, I like the fact that I have loads of yarn in this size and i can use some of that rather buy more.

I love everything about Christmas crafting. This stocking is just beautiful and I'd love to learn to make it. Connie

This year, I am crocheting a number of Messy Bun Caps for my granddaughter. I generally crochet new caps scarves for my in-town grandchildren every year or so.

I love crocheting stockings at this time of year. They are great as gifts and work up fairly quickly.

I like an Advent Sampler Scarf every year during the Advent season. I knit a different section each day during Advent and meditate on the real meaning of Christmas while I am knitting.

This is super pretty. I wish I could find one like it in stores (because my skills are nowhere near intermediate).... For the holidays, I typically make a lot of scarves-- mostly because by then my family has lost all of their store-bought scarves so they HAVE to love mine as it is their only warm (and free!) option.


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