This striking stocking takes its inspiration from the American Craft Movement, with an allover “postage stamp quilt” pattern accented by colorwork in a Craftsman motif. Designed to engage the knitter with ever-changing stitchwork and tiny cable details—it’s a great way to use that special, single skein of heritage wool yarn along with leftovers in a contrasting shade. While the overall result is rich with texture, the stitchwork is quite simple, framed in a straightforward sock construction with both written and charted instructions. This project will fill that need for a final, festive quick knit to sit back and enjoy while getting your holiday cheer on.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, density, or yardage requirement.
Matching Motif: Postage Stamp Shawl
Suggested yarns: Bare Naked Wools Festivus 5.0 Worsted, Kent Worsted, Confection Worsted, Ghillie Sport/DK or Better Breakfast Worsted, Briar Rose Fibers Charity or Fourth of July, Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson, Ross Farm Fibers Calypso, Briggs & Little Heritage, Harrisville Designs Highland, Imperial Yarn Erin, or any sturdy worsted weight yarn with 55 to 65 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: approximately 12 inches in circumference around top cuff and 12 inches from cuff to heel
Kent Worsted Color A: 175 yards / Color B: 45 yards
Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (knit flat; unblocked)
size 5US (3.75 mm) 12- or 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 6US (4.0 mm) 12- or 16-inch circular needle (or .25 mm larger than gauge needle)
(may also be worked on two circular needles if desired)