- Illustrated Knitting Pattern with charts, English
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
Beaded or Stranded? Which will you knit?
This elegant Christmas stocking features a beaded diamond motif, borrowed from traditional Scandinavian designs, but it works equally well in two-color stranding if you prefer.
Knitting starts at the top where a contrast hem peeks out in a picot edge. The leg features a band of crosses and diamonds. The crosses are repeated again just above the toe. Contrast purl ridges accent the hem, afterthought heel, and star toe.
Finished Size: Approximately 17.5” [44cm] tall x 13” [33cm] circumference.
Yarn: Sport weight yarn of your choice. Beaded Stocking: MC: 180 yds [165m]; CC: 20 yds [18m] approximately. Stranded Stocking: MC: 180 yds [165m]; CC: 50 yds [46m]
Sample: Made with Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Sport Weight; 100% Acrylic, 230 yards [210m]/2.5 oz [71g] per skein; MC: #10 white, CC: #40 red.
Needles: US 6 [4mm] x 16” [40cm] circular and double pointed needles or needles of choice for small circumference knitting in the round.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, steel crochet hook size US12 [1mm] for applying beads.
Beads: 312 size 6/0 beads or size to fit yarn; 264 beads for top of stocking, 48 beads for toe. Sample used Bead Treasures Czech Glass Beads size 6/0 seed beads; .60oz [17g] each, color OP Red, 2 tubes. Note: Beads with metallic linings may have too small a hole.
Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows to 4” [10cm]. The gauge is not critical in this project.
PDF is 4 pages, formatted for US Letter but can be printed on A4 as well.