Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mini Christmas Stockings

This is my pattern for mini christmas stockings. I am posting this more for my information because I know I will forget the pattern once I am done making these.
I will post pictures later.

Mini Christmas Stockings

Size 3 dp needles
Worsted weight yarn
Sample project knitted with Dark Horse Yarns, Fantasy

not critical to this project
6 sts to 1 inch in st st

CO 24 stitches. Divide stitches between 3 needles. Join in the round by switching first and last stitch (This closes the gap).
Knit for 3 rows or k2, p2 for 3 rows.
Knit for 14 rows. Begin striping pattern if desired.

Heel flap:
(set up rows) Knit across 6 stitches. Turn and purl across.
Change color if desired.
St st for 8 rows.

Turning the heel:
Slip one, knit 6, k2tog, k1, turn
Slip one, purl 3, slip one, p1, pass slip stitch over, p1 turn
Knit to end of the row.

Change back to main color or continue in striping pattern if desired.
pick up 5 stitches. Knit across instep stitches, pick up 5 stitches knit 4.

Row 1: knit to last 3 stitches. SSK, k1, knit across instep stitches, k1, k2tog, knit 4
Row 2: knit
Continue last two rows until total stitch count is 24.

knit for 10 rows

Toe shaping:
Change to contrasting color if desired.
Row 1 N1: Knit to last 3 stitches on needle, SSK, k1
N2: K1, k2tog, knit to last three stitches, SSK, k1
N3: K1, K2tog, knit to end of row
Row 2 Knit even on all needles
Continue rows 1 & 2 until 12 stitches remain.
Bind off with kitchener’s stitch. Weave in ends.

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