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ladyjessica
11-20-2007, 12:33 AM
Well, here's the finished Christmas stocking, finally. I started it about two months ago, but I really got going on it this week to get it done. I have two more to do before Christmas. :eyes:

It's done in Cascade 220, and the pictures, name, and date are done in duplicate stitch. Santa's beard is the most wonderful, fuzzy angora. Anyway, just thought I'd post. This isn't the first one of these that I've made, but it is the first for several years. :woot:

(I stuffed it with plastic bags to take the picture, so that's why it's lumpy.)

Jan in CA
11-20-2007, 02:47 AM
That is wonderful! Great job on it!

iwouldratherbeknitting
11-20-2007, 09:30 AM
I would have loved something like that when I was a kid! That will be a treasured stocking for sure.

Newfygirl
11-20-2007, 09:57 AM
Wow - beautiful job!!!!!

esiuol
11-20-2007, 10:00 AM
Beautiful job!!! Keep up the good work!!!:knitting:

dustinac
11-20-2007, 10:29 AM
:yay: It looks wonderful!!!

ladyjessica
11-20-2007, 12:09 PM
I would have loved something like that when I was a kid! That will be a treasured stocking for sure.


My aunt made these stockings for my siblings and me, and her children as well, when we were little, and I actually learned to knit so I could make one for my nephew. So, this stocking is kind of like a family tradition. :)

rissa
11-20-2007, 12:50 PM
Thats great! I love the backstory too, such a wonderful family tradition, and the fact that you learned to knit so you could make one for your dn is awesome! :woohoo:

Abbily
11-20-2007, 12:57 PM
Jessica, that's awesome! You did a great job! I need to make stockings for my girls... what pattern did you use?

hainangel2000
11-20-2007, 01:17 PM
:yay: :yay: You did a beautiful job on your stocking!!! My grandma made stockings but is not to fragile to make them. So I think I will pick up her tradition and carry on..... This inspired me! Thank you for posting the pictures:thumbsup:
Mary

GiddyKnitter
11-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Jessica they are really lovely and you have got me thinking that maybe I should knit one the little ones x

loveswildflowers
11-21-2007, 03:11 PM
What a wonderful stocking and what a wonderful family tradition. Thanks for sharing both in your post. You inspired me!

mdog182
11-21-2007, 05:06 PM
that looks great! i REALLY want to make christmas stockings (probably not for this year though!) and your's give me inspiration!

dip's mom
11-21-2007, 06:31 PM
that is just like the stockings my mom made us when we were small. Knit stockings are the best because they stretch and stretch to hold all the goodies!!!

ladyjessica
11-24-2007, 02:14 AM
So true! They really do. I well remember my mom stuffing ours to the brim when we were little. (Well, she still does. lol). They were always lumpy and misshapen, but chock full of goodies. ;)

Maria2009
11-24-2007, 05:25 AM
looks totally cool!

twowackykids
11-25-2007, 06:48 PM
That is so cool! My aunt made me a christmas stocking when I was born, and whenever we marry she gives one to our significant other. She was late making my husband his, and he got on her case the whole next year just to make sure it was going to be done on time for this christmas!

dmknits
12-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Nice work!

ah
12-01-2007, 05:03 PM
That is fabulous. I never thought of knitting Christmas stockings but now I think I need it to add it to my queue. Did you use a pattern?

ladyjessica
12-03-2007, 10:30 AM
That is fabulous. I never thought of knitting Christmas stockings but now I think I need it to add it to my queue. Did you use a pattern?


Thanks. :aww: I did use a pattern...I don't think there's any way I could have do that without one. I'm not that good. lol. It's the same pattern my aunt used for ours back in the 1970s. She gave it to me all hand-written and faded and I had to go through it and type it just so I could read it. Once I got all that done, though, it's actually a quite simple pattern. The only difficult part is the intarsia at the top - it's just hard to keep all the yarn straight. hehe. I have one other one done except for the embroidery and seaming and one more to make before Christmas. Here's to hoping. hehe. Knitted stockings are so nice, though. Like somebody else said, you can just stuff them and stuff them full. :wink:

Suziblues
12-03-2007, 11:27 AM
Oh WOW I just love it! I love it better than mine.
What is 'duplicate stitch'?
Is that where you stitch over the original knitted stitch when you're all done? Because it makes it stand out so nice. My name/date/pictures are knitted right into the pattern and sometimes I wish I could see it better, like yours.
Anyway: GREAT JOB! :thumbsup:

sue

ladyjessica
12-03-2007, 11:47 AM
What is 'duplicate stitch'?
Is that where you stitch over the original knitted stitch when you're all done? Because it makes it stand out so nice.

sue

:aww:

That's exactly what duplicate stitch is. I like it because it does make it stand out better, and it's a lot easier than knitting it in, but sometimes you can still see the original stitch underneath. But, I can live with that. lol.

spooky
12-03-2007, 02:24 PM
OH I LOVE IT!!! Did it take long to make? I think I might want to start on making some stocking in January to give for next Xmas!! Very Very Nice work!!!

ladyjessica
12-03-2007, 03:08 PM
OH I LOVE IT!!! Did it take long to make? I think I might want to start on making some stocking in January to give for next Xmas!! Very Very Nice work!!!

That particular one took me about 2 months, but I started one last Sunday and finished the knitting part of it on Thursday, so it doesn't really take that long once you get into it. The part that takes the longest is the embroidery.

pug
12-09-2007, 06:42 PM
LadyJessica:
I about fell off my chair when I saw your stocking. A long time ago a family friend gave me stockings she had knitted for my two children. I have asked her for the pattern and she has not been able to find it. I now have a grandchild and one on the way and I wanted to make them this stocking.
Can you tell me where I might find this pattern or would you be willing to share?
Here is a photo of one the stockings I have.

MerigoldinWA
12-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Very nice!!

Pepsi
01-20-2008, 07:32 AM
Pug, please go to http://ruthlessknitting.ruthlessediting.com/vintage-santa-stocking-pattern
This pattern is a free one at this site. I didn't know any other way to get this info to you. Tried starting a new thread, but I am a newbie and am not familiar with the board. I hope you get this.
Pepsi