At this time of year, I always find myself running out of time! While hours spent knitting the perfect stranded Christmas stocking are soooo rewarding, I came up with the Easy Bulky Christmas Stocking so I could create a cute Christmas stocking quickly. The fun just showed up on its own!
As a sock-aholic, I work with teeny-tiny yarn all year long. Making this change at the holidays opens my eyes every time. Working with bulky yarn feels strange, but amazing! The stocking works up so quickly – only twenty-two rounds for the leg, and less for the foot. After I get used to the US size 15 needles, the stocking seems to be done before I even realize it!
Duplicate stitch creates the tree and the wording on the front. I’ve included a graph for the tree and word, but you can make your own design. Use graph paper and a space made up of 14 squares wide by 22 squares tall. In the past, knitters have made patterns for doggy paws and snowmen. Draw your borders on a piece of graph paper and let your imagination soar!
Sewing on the buttons and charms completes the folksy look of this fun stocking. I love digging through my pile of spare buttons, pulling out my beads, and rediscovering the treasures locked inside that old bag of mixed sequins! Use your own bits and bobs to decorate your tree with ornaments, give the snowman his face and buttons, or glitz up the words.
Because they knit up so quickly, these Christmas stockings can serve as a great gift for teachers, that unexpected boyfriend accompanying your child home, or your knitting circle! My cousin knit them for each person in her office several years ago, and they were a hit!
Give yourself the gift of simplicity this holiday season (and perhaps a little fun too!) by knitting up the Easy Bulky Christmas Stocking.
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Celebrate on, my friends!
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