Rustic Holiday Stocking by Kristin Nicholas

Rustic Holiday Stocking

November 2006
yarn held together
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn A
US 9 - 5.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
one size, see notes
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Spicy colors, simple embroidery, and whimsical pom-poms come together in Kristin Nicholas’s giant holiday stocking. Kristin started with a basic sock pattern and scaled it large enough to hold any number of goodies. When you’ve emptied the stocking down to the toe, turn it upside down and pull it over your ears - it’s also a woolly hat!

Finished Size: 14” leg circumference and 23” from top of cuff to tip of toe. About 7 1/2” (19 cm) wide and 20” (51 cm) long.

Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Chunky (75% wool, 25% alpaca; 110 yd 101 m/100 g): #CFC4899 khaki (green, A), #CFC2055 carmine (red, C), #CFC2190 copper (rust, D), 1 ball each.

For embroidery:
Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Worsted (75% wool, 25% alpaca; 220 yd 201 m/100 g): #CFW1933 gold (B), 1 ball.

Original Yarn and Colors Used (possibly held double):
Yarn: Alice Starmore Scottish Campion (100% Shetland wool; 150 yd 137 m/oz): #525 crimson, 3 skeins; #292 pine forest, 2 skeins; #230 ginger, 1 skein. Swatch is worked (from top to bottom) with #730 true navy, #750 Aegean, #289 old gold; #230 ginger, #1290 damson, #585 raspberry; #815 dark olive, #585 raspberry, #365 chartreuse.

Yarn Weight: #1 - Super Fine

Needles: Size 2 (2.5 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir); size 0 (2.0 mm): 16” (40-cm) cir and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.