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.
Samples were knit in Festivus 4.0 Worsted Cranberry Crush (discontinued) and Confection Worsted White Chocolate.
Confection Worsted, Chebris Sport, Targhee Tango Worsted, Kent Worsted, Better Breakfast Worsted, or any sturdy worsted weight yarn with 55 to 65 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge. 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 12 inches from cuff to heel
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 (may also be worked on two circular needles if desired)