This richly textured stocking is a festive riot of ribbony swirls from cuff to toe! Knit from the top down, its engaging Aran cable patterns change direction constantly as the shape narrows to the heel, while staying within the theme. It's a great way to use that special, single skein of heritage wool yarn. While the overall effect is deliciously complex, the stitchwork is entirely made up of 2 x 2 cable crosses, placed within a straightforward sock construction; the instructions are both written and charted. This stocking makes a great gift and is a festive, quick knit to sit back and enjoy while getting your holiday spirit on.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, density, or yardage requirement.
approximately 12 inches in circumference around top cuff and 13 inches from cuff to heel
18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (knit flat; unblocked)
two size 6US (4.0 mm) 16- or 24-inch circulars (may also be worked on a single 12-inch circular needle if desired)
size 4US (3.5 mm) DPNS for hanging loop