Striped Christmas Stocking Knitting Pattern

Knit a cheery striped Christmas stocking for all your loved ones (and for yourself, as well). This knitting pattern is a classic style that lends itself to all sorts of variations and embellishments.

Stockings are the perfect way to learn new skills. Knit it in the round on circular and double-point needles, or use the Magic Loop method. It’s a perfect skill-building project for advanced beginners and those who have never knit a sock before.

Starting Thursday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, we’ll be knitting along together for two weeks. The first week, I’ll be showing you how to cast on and start knitting using the Magic Loop method of knitting in the round, and I’ll show you some tips for smoothing out the color changes (“avoiding jogs”). The second week I’ll demonstrate a heel turn and gusset, and I’ll show you how to shape the heel.

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Red and white striped Christmas stocking with green heel and toe

The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council 4-medium weight yarn
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You’ll need about 110 yds [101 m] each of three colors of worsted-weight yarn. This pattern works with any smooth medium-weight yarn. I used Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, a classic wool yarn, in Scarlet, Natural and Emerald. It would also look great in Persian Red, Natural and Peacock.

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If you want to leave off the stripes, you could choose two favorite colors to match your decor, or to represent your favorite sports team.

closeup of bright green Germantown yarn

The Pattern

image of cover page of knitting pattern

The pdf pattern has been professionally tech edited to ensure clarity. And of course, you can ask your questions during the Knit Along if you have trouble.

The pattern is available as a download through this website (via Payhip) and through Ravelry.com

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The Knit Along

To join the knit along:

  • Buy and download the pattern
  • Get your yarn and needles ready
  • Knit a gauge swatch (if you want to get a head start)

  • Join me on Facebook Live at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020. I’ll be demonstrating how to cast on using the Magic Loop method and how to minimize jogs in your stripes. And of course, I’ll be answering any questions you may have!

    I’m looking forward to helping you get started on your holiday knitting.

    Stay tuned for a Christmas Stocking Crochet Along in November.

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