I was inspired to make these Christmas stockings by desire to have a unique gift for every member of my family. As a sock knitter, I really enjoyed making these stockings. First, they are knit on large needles so they work up really fast. Second, it’s a great way to use up all those left over mini balls of yarn that build up in a knitter’s stash each year. And finally, because you are making each one to be unique, you don’t have to stress yourself by trying to match the second sock! The bells add a sense of fancy and Christmas joy. But you must be careful on Christmas Eve; their gentle jingling will give you away!
You don’t need to buy chunky weight yarn to make these; in fact they look much better when you create a chunky weight yarn by combining 2 (or more) strands of DK weight yarn. When you do this you have a better chance to play with colour and texture. And don’t worry about making it all the same yarn weight. If you look closely at the red/white/and green stripe stocking at the end of this post, you will see how it bulges out at the green stripe. That is because that was knit with a hand spun super chunky weight and I used it because I needed some green. I liked the affect because it reminded me of a stocking that would be used in a Dr. Seuss book.
I hope you enjoy making these. Here are some of the details and the pattern can be found through the link below.
Notions: 10 –½ inch brass bells
Needles: 4 double pointed, size 6mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge