Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Knit Christmas Stockings

This knit stocking will become a memorable holiday decoration for years to come. Stitch it together and hang it by the chimney with care!
 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz. / 128 ga.) Yarn – Cherry (MC; 1 Ball), Aqua (Contrast A; 1 Ball) and White (Contrast B; 1 Ball)
  • Satin Ribbon, 1.5 cm (5/8") 20.3 cm (8")
  • Double-pointed Knitting Needles (Set of 4), Size U.S. 8 (5mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Scissors
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Instructions

MEASUREMENT: Approx 15" (38cm) long from cuff to heel.

GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st.

Abbreviations
Alt = Alternate(ing).
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue(ity).
Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting 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.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
RS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise.
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).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.

Instructions

With A, cast on 60 sts loosely. Divide into 20 sts on each needle, placing marker on first st for beg of rnd.

1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing 5 times more. Change to MC and knit in rnds until work from beg measures 10" (25.5cm).

Heel: Slip last 15 sts from third needle and first 15 sts from first needle onto 1 needle for heel, having marker in center. Leave rem 30 sts on 2 needles for instep. Break MC.

Join A to RS of work and proceed across 30 heel sts as follows:

1st row: (RS). Sl1. Knit to end of row.

2nd row: Sl1P. Purl to end of row. Rep last 2 rows until heel measures 2¼" (5.5 cm), ending with a purl row.

Shape heel: 1st row: (RS). Sl1. K20. ssk. K1. Turn.

2nd row: Sl1P. P13. P2tog. P1. Turn.

3rd row: Sl1. K14. ssk. K1. Turn.

4th row: Sl1P. P15. P2tog. P1. Turn.

5th row: Sl1. K16. ssk. K1. Turn.

6th row: Sl1P. P17. P2tog. P1. Turn.

7th row: Sl1. K18. ssk. K1. Turn.

8th row: Sl1P. P19. P2tog. P1.

9th row: Knit. 22 sts. Break A.

With RS facing and MC, pick up and knit 12 sts along left side of heel. With second needle, knit across 30 sts of instep. With third needle, pick up and knit 12 sts along right side of heel. Knit first 11 sts from heel onto third needle. Slip rem 11 sts of heel onto beg of 1st needle. 76 sts are now divided as 23 sts on first needle, 30 sts on second needle and 23 sts on third needle.

Cont knitting in rnds as follows:

1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog.

K1. 2nd needle: Knit. 3rd needle: K1. ssk.

Knit to end of needle.

2nd rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds to 58 sts, divided as 14 sts on first needle, 30 sts on second needle and 14 sts on third needle. Knit in rnds until work from picked up row measures 4½" (11.5 cm). Break MC.

Shape toe: 1st rnd: 1st needle: With A, knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 3rd needle: K1. ssk.

Knit to end of needle.

2nd rnd: Knit.

Rep last 2 rnds to 26 sts. Knit sts from first needle onto third needle.

Graft 2 sets of 13 sts tog for toe.

Grafting

Mitten Pocket

Stripe Pattern

With B, work 4 rows in stocking st. With A, work 4 rows in stocking st. These 8 rows form Stripe Pat. With A, cast on 18 sts.

1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 2 rows twice more. Proceed in Stripe Pat for 4 rows.

Shape thumb: Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:

1st row: Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.

2nd and alt rows: Purl.

3rd row: Knit to last 3 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K2.

5th row: Knit to last 4 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K3.

7th row: Knit to last 5 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K4.

9th row: Knit to last 6 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K5.

11th row: Knit to last 7 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K6. 24 sts.

13th row: Knit to last 7 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a safety pin for thumb. Work 4 rows more in Stripe Pat.

Shape top: Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, proceed as follows:

1st row: K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.

2nd and alt rows: Purl. Rep last 2 rows until 9 sts rem. Cast off.

Thumb: With RS facing and B, K7 from thumb safety pin. Work 2 rows in stocking st.

Shape top: 1st row: K1. ssk. K1. K2tog. K1.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: ssk. K1. K2tog. Break yarn and draw end tightly through rem 3 sts. Fasten securely.

Finishing

Attach Mitten Pocket to front of Stocking as shown in picture.

Loop: Fold Satin ribbon in half and sew to top edge of Stocking.