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Heirloom Christmas Stocking

By: Betty Lai from
Simple Heirloom Christmas Stocking
Simple Heirloom Christmas Stocking
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"This classic stocking is large enough to hold tons of gifts. Add a personal touch to the holidays this season by stitching names onto your stockings. These stockings were designed to be knit on 16 inch circular needles, which makes for a quick knit that you can make in front of the television this holiday season. This stocking is sure to become a family heirloom. The final stocking is 17 inches tall by 6 inches wide."


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

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I cannot find the alphabet chart for this knitting pattern in your blog. When I click on the link, it sends me to Pinterest?

Hi arieschild4, once you click the link for the designer's Pinterest account, click on her "Knitting" board and you should see a few alphabet charts she pinned. Keep in mind you will need a Pinterest account in order to view her pins. If you don't have an account, we suggest performing a Google search for the charts. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Beautiful pattern!!! I am not sure if I am following the toe instructions correctly as it says for Row 1 Knit 28 stitches, pm, knit 28 stitches. 56 stitches total. So, do I only decrease on one side of the toe portion or is there a typo in the instructions? I just realized this as I am knitting that I am only decreasing on one side of the toe. Was I supposed to place a marker on the other side of the toe portion of the stocking? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to get two stockings done before Christmas. Thank you.

Lovely patterns! I do have a question about the patterns shown. Where in the pattern do we follow for the stripes? It just shows how to knit the cuff, the sock leg, the foot, and the toe. I would love to see how to knit the patterns of the stripes! Thank you.

Hello, I too wondered the same! I decided to try four rows of one colour and four rows of a contrasting colour and it looks fine. The tricky part for me was carrying the yarns as I was changing colours but it turned out pretty nice. Hope this helps and happy knitting!!!

What lovely Christmas present for the family, I wish I found it sooner for these holiday season, but it gives me a chance to really have a long term project for next season, even though the colours are very Christmas like I think, that Ill make them in my family favourite colours that way it can even be more personal, little concern about the lettering never try knitting letters before, so that probably a challenge, the designer says she has some lettering charts to help, does anyone have any advice on knitting letters that might help.


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