Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Home for the Holidays Stocking

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Home for the Holidays Stocking

Knit some new stockings this holiday season!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 17 sts + 22 rows (4 inch) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) to knit a stocking that measures about 15 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere and the chart.
    Special stitch:
    ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
    Notes:
    Cuff Chart is worked in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).
    Read every rnd on Chart from right to left.
    When working chart, carry color not in use across WS of work.
    Materials are sufficient for 2 Stockings, reversing colors White and Cranberry.
  • 2
    Cuff:
    With White, cast on 60 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 double pointed needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
    Rnd 1: With White, purl.
    Rnd 2: With White, knit.
    Rnd 3: With Cranberry, knit.
    Rnd 4: With Cranberry, purl.
    Rnd 5: With Cranberry, knit.
    Rnd 6: With White, knit.
    Rnd 7: With White, purl.
    Rnd 8: With White, knit.
  • 3
    Begin Cuff Chart:
    Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd)
    Next Rnd: Rep 20 sts of Rnd 1 of Cuff Chart 3 times around.
    Continue as established, working in St st and following Cuff Chart until 17 rnds of Cuff Chart have been worked.
    With Cranberry, work in St st for 4-1/2 inch.
  • 4
    Heel Flap:
    Set Up Rnd: Sl last 15 sts worked onto an empty needle. Remove beg of rnd marker.
    With White and same needle, k first 15 sts on first needle, turn – 30 sts on this needle for heel. Sl rem 30 sts onto a holder for top of foot (instep).
    Note: Heel is worked back and forth in rows over 30 heel sts only.
    Row 1 (WS): With White, sl 1 as if to purl, p across.
    Row 2: Sl 1 as if to purl, k across.
    Rep last 2 rows 8 more times or until heel is 3 1/2 in. (9 cm), end with a WS row.
  • 5
    Turn Heel:
    Row 1 (RS): K17, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 3: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 5: Sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 6: Sl 1, p9, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 7: Sl 1, k10, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 9: Sl 1, k12, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 10: Sl 1, p13, p2tog, p1, turn.
    Row 11: Sl 1, k14, ssk, k1, turn.
    Row 12: Sl 1, p15, p2tog, p1, turn – 18 heel sts rem.
  • 6
    Shape Foot:
    Note: Work now proceeds in rnds. The first rnd is set up by working across the heel sts, picking up sts along the side of the heel flap, working across the instep sts on the holder, picking up sts along the other side of the heel flap, and then working to the center of the heel sts again.
    Set Up Rnd: With Cranberry, k9 sts. Place marker for new beg of rnd, at center of heel; with same needle, k rem 9 heel sts, pick up and k9 sts along side of heel flap, with second needle, k30 instep sts from holder, with third needle, pick up and k9 sts along other side of heel flap, k first 9 heels sts again – 66 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rnd 1: With first needle, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; with 2nd needle k across 30 top of foot sts; with 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end – 64 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rnd 2: Knit.
    Rep last 2 rnds until 48 sts rem. Rearrange sts to have 12 sts on first and 3rd needles and 24 sts on 2nd needle.
    With Cranberry, work in St st worked in the rnd for 1-1/2 inch.
  • 7
    Shape Toe:
    With White, k 1 rnd.
    Rnd 1: With first needle, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; with 2nd needle, k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; with 3rd needle, k1, ssk, k to end – 44 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rnd 2: Knit.
    Rep last 2 rnds until 24 sts rem. Remove all markers. Divide sts evenly onto 2 double needles, ensure that toe and gusset shaping are at the ends of the needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
  • 8
    Graft Toe:
    Holding the 2 needles parallel with WS together, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with one of the yarn ends and work as follows:
    Insert needle as if to purl into first stitch on front piece. Insert needle as if to knit into first stitch on back piece. Then follow steps 1-4 as outlined below.
    1: Insert needle as if to knit through first st on front needle and let the st drop from needle.
    2: Insert needle into 2nd st on front needle as if to purl and pull the yarn through, leaving st on the needle.
    3: Insert needle into first st on back needle as if to purl and let it drop from the needle.
    4: Insert it as if to knit through 2nd st on back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving st on needle. Rep 1-4 until all sts are gone. When finished, adjust tension as necessary.
  • 9
    Finishing:
    Hanging Loop:
    With Cranberry, cast on 25 sts. Without working any rows, bind off all sts. Sew ends of loop to Stocking.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn White 104213502
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Cranberry 100367378
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles Double-Pointed U.S. 8/5.0 mm 5 pc. 104239385
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Stitch Holder 3 pc. 104239311
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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