This handsome stocking captures the magic of Christmas Past, illustrated by a mix of traditional seaman’s Gansey textures. From the top of its cuff to the tip of its toe, it will delight the knitter with ever-changing knit/purl patterns and lush cable details. While the overall effect is deliciously complex, the stitchwork is quite simple 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 spirit on.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, density, or yardage requirement.
Finished Size: approximately 12 inches in circumference around top cuff and 12 inches from cuff to heel
Yarn requirements: 170 yards
Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (knit flat; unblocked)
Needles: size 5US (3.75 mm) 12- or 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (may also be worked on two circular needles if desired)