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Fantastic Fair Isle Stocking

Gather your family around the fireplace with this knitted stocking pattern. Your loved ones will adore this Fantastic Fair Isle Stocking. Christmas is the perfect time to bust out your fair isle knitting skills. If you want a pattern to impress, then this stocking pattern is for you. Your friends and family will keep asking where you got this gorgeous knit--they won't believe you made it yourself! This lovely knit is full of deep, rustic colors that will blend seamlessly with your home decor. Nothing says togetherness or old-fashioned values quite like a charming country Christmas.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Gauge20 stitches, 26 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m) Contrast A Burgundy (00208) 1 ball
  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m) Contrast B Black (00226) 1 ball
  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m) Contrast C Natural Mix (00229) 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 stitch holders

 

 


Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

 

 

 

Measurements: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] long x 8½" [21.5 cm] foot width

 

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Cont = Continue(ity)
  • Inc = Increase(ing)
  • Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
  • Inc1P = Increase 1 stitch by purling into front and back of next stitch
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P = Purl
  • P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
  • Pat = Pattern
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right side
  • Ssk= Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • WS = Wrong side

 

 


Instructions:

 

Note: When working from chart, carry color not in use loosely across WS of work, but never more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under the color in use at center point of sts it passes over.


FRONT
With A cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Cast on 6 sts. Purl to last st. Inc1P.
3rd row: Inc1. Knit to end of row.
4th and 5th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows.
6th row: Cast on 4 sts. Purl to last st. Inc1P.
7th row: As 3rd row.
8th and 9th rows: As 6th and 7th rows.
10th row: As 6th row.
11th row: Inc1. Knit to last st. Inc1.
12th row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row.
13th row: Knit to last st. Inc1.
14th and 15th rows: As 12th and 13th rows.
16th row: As 12th row.
17th row: ssk. Knit to last st. Inc1.
18th row: Inc1P. Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog.
19th row: As 17th row.
20th row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2tog.
21st row: ssk. Knit to end of row.
22nd to 31st rows: Rep 20th and 21st rows 5 times more. 38 sts.
32nd row: Purl, inc 3 sts evenly across. 41 sts.

Work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Break yarn and leave sts on a st holder.
See Chart I on page 2.


BACK
With B, cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (WS). Purl.
2nd row: Cast on 6 sts. Knit to last st. Inc1.
3rd row: Inc1P. Purl to end of row.
4th and 5th rows: As 2nd and 3rd rows.
6th row: Cast on 4 sts. Knit to last st. Inc1.
7th row: As 3rd row.
8th and 9th rows: As 6th and 7th rows.
10th row: As 6th row.
11th row: Inc1P. Purl to last st. Inc1P.
12th row: Inc1. Knit to end of row.
13th row: Purl to last st. Inc1P.
14th and 15th rows: As 12th and 13th rows.
16th row: As 12th row.
17th row: P2tog. Purl to last st. Inc1P.
18th row: Inc1. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
19th row: As 17th row.
20th row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
21st row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
22nd to 31st rows: Rep 20th and 21st rows 5 times more. 38 sts. Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st until Back measures same length as Front, ending on a purl row and inc 1 st in center of last row. 39 sts. Break yarn and leave sts on a st holder.


CUFF
Place WS of Front and Back facing each other and sew center front seam and around foot, leaving center back seam open.
1st row: (RS). With A, K38 from Back st holder. K2tog over last st from Back and first st from Front st holder. K40 from Front st holder. 79 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit (fold line to reverse Cuff for turnback).
4th row: Knit.
5th 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 and noting 6-st rep will be worked 13 times. Break B and C.

Next row: With A, *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. Rep last row for Seed St Pat once more. Cast off in pat.


FINISHING
Sew center back and Cuff seam
reversing seam at cuff. Fold Cuff to RS.

 

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