Welcome to day one of the Christmas in July Make-along for the Love Light Gleams Knit Christmas Stocking!
This is a 3 day event to make a fantastic heirloom Christmas Stocking that you will LOVE!
Starting Friday Aug. 6, 2021, you will get the first set of instructions for the stocking including a video tutorial.
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Looking for the crochet stocking? You can find it here.
Don’t forget that Briana K Designs has made the crochet christmas stocking for this event and has the pattern up on her website. If you are by chance BiCrafty, it is a good idea to check out her pattern too, it is stunning!
Time to start Christmas in July Make-Along || Love Light Gleams Knit Christmas Stocking!
Below you will find the pattern for the Love Light Gleams Knit Christmas Stocking up to the end of the latvian braid.
I know that might seem like I am taking it easy on you, and you would be right. I know that most of you still have to work on a Friday and might only have a little bit of time to dedicate to this pattern so I want to ease you into it.
But tomorrow, and the next day, be ready to go full steam ahead!
If you are ready I am too.
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Love Light Gleams Knit Christmas Stocking
By Marly Bird
Final Measurements: 16 ½” circumference, 10” cuff to start of heel, 5.5” heel to toe
Gauge: 20 sts 24 rows= 4″ (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch pattern before blocking with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge
Yarn: Knit Picks ® City Tweed™ Dk Weight [55% merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% donegal tweed 50 g/123 yds
- Color A: Snowbank – 2 balls
- Color B: Cobalt – 1 ball
- Color C: Kelp – 1 ball
- Color D: Artichoke – 1 ball
- Color E: Romance – 1 ball
Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 5mm [US 8] 16″ (40.5 cm); Set of 5 double pointed needles 4.5mm [US 7]
- A-alt = Use color A for this stitch, and when stocking is finished go back and use duplicate stitch and color E to make that stitch pop.
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit Two Together (decrease)
- LHN = Left Hand Needle
- M1 = Make 1 (increase) >> Click Here for Video Help <<
- P = Purl
- SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit (decrease)
Long Tail Cast On >> Click Here for Video Help <<
Latvian Braid >> Click Here for Video Help <<
Jogless Stripes >> Click Here for Video Help <<
Bury Ends >> Click Here for Video Help <<
Duplicate Stitch >> Click Here for Video Help <<
Kitchener Stitch >> Click Here for Video Help <<
- The colorwork instructions are offered in three different formats. All forms of instructions are written for 28 stitches, therefore it is necessary to repeat each row of instructions 3 times to complete 1 full round (28 * 3 = 84 sts).
- Cut yarn when color is not used again for more than 3 rounds
- Carry yarn when color is used again in 3 or less rounds.
PATTERN Day 1
With smaller circular needles and color A
Cast on 84, join to work in the round. Place marker for start of the round.
Rounds 1-5: Knit
Round 6: *K2tog, yo; repeat from * around.
Rounds 7-11: Knit
Round 12: K2tog the next stitch on LHN and corresponding cast on stitch below.
Drop color A
With colors B and C
Round 1: *K1 color B, K1 color C; rep from * around.
This round forms the “base” of your braid. It isn’t visible from the bottom of the braid, but it is the horizontal line of stitches you see in between each round of twists you’re about to create. Traditionally you work the same color on Round 1 as it is worked on Round 2, (color B over color C, color C over color B, etc). Bring both yarns to the front of the work.
Round 2: *P1 color B. Bring color C over color B (twisting yarns), P1 color C. Bring color B over color C (twisting yarns); repeat from * around.
Reminder: Do not take the time here to untwist the yarns. They will become untwisted on Round 3 when you switch the direction of twist.
Round 3: *P1 color B, bring color C under color B (twisting yarns), P1 color C, bring color B under color B (twisting yarns); rep from * around.
If done correctly, once you have worked every stitch in the round, your two yarns will become totally untwisted, ready to work in whatever patterning is called for on subsequent rounds.
Drop colors B and C.
With color A
Next 2 Rounds: Knit around.
Christmas in July Make-Along || Love Light Gleams Knit Christmas Stocking Video Tutorial
I know not everybody likes to just read a pattern, some of us are very visual learners and need video help to get to where we are going. For that reason, I am offering you the video tutorial for this stocking each step of the way to go along with the free pattern (don’t forget you can also purchase the ad-free pdf if you wish and you will get 5 other patterns to go along with it).
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