Basic Christmas Stockings Pattern
In three sizes: Wee, Medium and Jolly Big. And in any length you like. Use these simple shapes and add your own personal touches. We've given you a few ideas to get you started, but the possibilities are limitless. They're sure to prompt a hearty "Ho! Ho! Ho!" from St. Nick.
Approx. width (half circumference): Wee: 5" / 13cm; Medium: 6½" / 16.5cm; Jolly Big: 8" / 20cm. Leg length may vary.
All of our stockings were knit with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (190 yds / 174m each) See 'Knitter's Notes' for the specifics of what we did with our samples.
Cuff: Approx. 40 (70, 100) yds / 37 (64, 91)m of worsted-weight yarn.
Leg: Approx. 70 (115, 170) yds / 64, (105, 155)m of worsted-weight yarn. This is for standard lengths; you will need approx. 10 (12, 14) yds / 9 (11, 13)m of worsted-weight yarn for each additional inch of knitted length.
Heel & Toe: Approx. 20 (25, 35) yds / 18, (23, 32)m each of worsted-weight yarn.
Foot: Approx. 45 (75, 105) yds / 41, (69, 96)m of worsted-weight yarn.
Wee: US 7 (4.5mm) double-point needles, or size to get gauge.
Medium & Jolly Big: US 7 (4.5mm) 16" / 40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to get gauge.
Approx. 20 sts / 27-28 rounds = 4" / 10cm, in stockinette stitch in the round.
Digital Basic Christmas Stockings pattern. (Download)
Printed Basic Christmas Stockings pattern. (Requires shipping.)