View Full Version : Christmas Stocking KAL

11-02-2006, 02:29 PM
Make one for your kids, your SO, your pet even.
Any pattern, any style, any yarn. Just make it Christmas-y.

I'm going to do one for my Mom and load it up with goodies!

Who is in?

11-02-2006, 03:53 PM
I was thinking about making one, too! I think the white cabled one in Holiday Vogue would be perfect for my youngest...but, I still don't know, depends on how Lacevember goes.

Jan in CA
11-02-2006, 04:34 PM
I was thinking about it, too. Just might give it a try if I can find a pattern I like!

11-16-2006, 09:59 PM
What's a good beginner project for someone who has never made socks??
I would like to try this project.. I have looked at several at knitting pattern central...!! :?? :??

Mama Bear
11-21-2006, 11:22 AM

This would be a great way to learn sock knitting principals! Larger needles and yarn and you only need to knit one!

I'm in! I just finished one (haven't had a chance to take a photo yet, it's laying out drying right now) and I need to knit at least two more before Christmas!

Mama Bear

11-21-2006, 10:53 PM
I'm in!!! I'm making one for a shop model for my LYS. I'm using an Ann Norling pattern.

11-22-2006, 04:07 AM
You guys are EVIL!!!

I'm in... I even started it when I saw this message!! Luckily I had some plush red yarn just yenning to be knit.. ;)

I'll have to get some white though...


Just did two rows of K2P2 at the top to stop it rolling. It'll just be a big sock basically :D

11-22-2006, 07:09 AM
I made four of them for my grands using this http://www.lunaticcafe.com/Patterns/Christmas%20Stocking.pdf pattern.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/th_Lucas.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/Lucas.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/th_Kodie.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/Kodie.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/th_Brooke.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/Brooke.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/th_Allie.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/Allie.jpg)

Three were made with Strata Self Striping yarn and the third was designed to remind one of a certain famous clown fish. :teehee:

Mama Bear
11-22-2006, 11:43 AM
Yarnlady, those are seriously cute, especially the "famous" clown fish one!

I worked on my second stocking yesterday. It's done with interlac and I made more mistakes! I think I have knit this sock 3 times over already and I'm barely started LOL I had to tink back so many times. I took an epsom salts bath, it helps my focus, so maybe today I'll have smoother knitting!

Mama Bear

Jan in CA
11-22-2006, 01:22 PM
OMGosh those are cute...and that one is very "Nemo-ish"! :teehee:

11-22-2006, 07:47 PM
Yarn Lady!! :cheering: :cheering:
Will you be MY grandma??? :roflhard:

Mama Bear
11-23-2006, 12:57 PM
One down Two to go!

These are from a pattern that has been used to make stockings for my husband's family for over 50 years!

My first attempt at interlac... it almost did me in! All those ends and the tiny chart. Why didn't someone warn me. :roflhard:

I figured out some helps for that, but I did a fair share of tinking and frogging before my brain kicked in!

I made these with Cascade 220, except the snowman who is made with angora, on size 6 needles.

More details on my blog, but I won't take up space with them all here.

Mama Bear

11-25-2006, 07:39 AM
Here's where I'm up to :D

It's just cheapie nylon/acrylic yarns, but they texture is LOVERLY and it will be SO CUTE when I'm done :D

11-25-2006, 08:16 PM
I'm in! I think I'm just going to do those basic stockings from the free KP pattern. I'll be ordering the yarn this weekend.

Mama Bear, what a *gorgeous* stocking!!!!

ann in ma
11-26-2006, 12:05 PM
I'm in! My brother is getting married in April, so I'm making stocking for him and his fiancee.

This will be my brother's:

And here's my progress so far:

The photo doesn't really do justice to the work. First, there's a 10-row cuff of dark green that will be folded over, leaving just one row of the dark green at the top. It's knit flat and then seamed, which is why it looks so huge. It's my first fair-isle, and I think it went ok -- there's a bit of puckering at the edge of 1 or 2 rows from my tension being off, but I'm hoping that it will even out in the seaming. I also added an extra row of the white at the top and bottom of the pattern, so that the most difficult rows of Fair-Isle were done as knit rows (the chart had them as purl rows).

I'm using Lopi, while the pattern called for Wool-Ease, so the stocking will be a bit larger than the pattern. I hope it's not going to be *too* big ... can a stocking really ever be too big, though?

I've also never knit socks before, so the short rows and picking up stitches will be new to me as well.

11-27-2006, 04:29 AM
Wow that is REALLY big!!!

11-27-2006, 07:15 PM
Pretty stockings! I want to join. I have the yarn and the pattern - from a book called Knit Christmas Stockings (http://www.amazon.com/Knit-Christmas-Stockings-Patterns-Ornaments/dp/1580175058/sr=8-1/qid=1164668815/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-6744412-1664159?ie=UTF8&s=books). I'm going to make three. No time limit (in other words, no pressure to get them done within the month). :star:

ann in ma
11-27-2006, 10:03 PM
Wow that is REALLY big!!!

It's knit flat, so it will be folded in half and seamed.... it's really about 18" across when finished.

It's also being held by my 7 year old daughter, which makes the scale even wonkier.

11-28-2006, 03:11 PM
WOW!!! I hadn't checked back on this thread in a while and when I did so many people have joined in! :) :hug: You guys are wonderful and the stockings so far look GREAT!

Okay, I am REALLY :oops: going to have to start mine now.

I was waylaid by socks. :verysad:

Mama Bear
11-28-2006, 04:14 PM
Chel, we snuck in when you weren't looking! Now you need to get busy :rofl:

misstialouise, nothing like a big soft fluffy stocking! How's it coming?

Ann, Love the fair Isle. Can't wait to see it finished.

I FINISHED the second stocking! Casting on for #3.

Mama Bear

12-01-2006, 09:21 AM
I just found these two patterns--they look doable for even a somewhat newbie like me! :cheering:

Sean (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sean/sean.html)

Colleen (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/colleen/colleen.html)

n sebago, me

12-01-2006, 12:42 PM
mamaBear, WHERE are your pictures????????

I really like those patterns, Stony. I think the red cabled one is pretty, but the stripes might be more fun to knit (for me).

My stocking is on hold.... no one signed up for my class! :wall:

ann in ma
12-01-2006, 09:51 PM
I need to do the duplicate stitch snowflake and seam up #1 ... I cast on for #2 last night, and that should go more quickly -- no Fair Isle, no duplicate stitch, just stripes.

I want to finish #2 before I do the duplicate stitch on #1 in case I run out of time ... #1 actually looks ok without the snowflake.

They are big, though ... 24" from top to tip of toe. I didn't measure across, but they are probably about 9" across.

12-02-2006, 03:09 AM
I only have the foot and toe to go :D

Am a little side tracked by my Mobius shawl that I'm going to wear on Christmas Day (lacy and cotton, b'coz it's summer down here)..

:D But it'll all get done :D