Sunday, November 27, 2005

My stocking completed

Jen's Stocking

This is a pattern handed down in my family and over 40 years old. There is no name on the original paper pattern, so I have no idea where it came from. I remember my mom's knitting buddies making these. My Mom completed 13 of them over the years, and this is my 4th one to knit. I have made mine with Plymouth Galway and Angora. It is knit flat and has a seam down the left side. Once the knitting is completed down to the toe, the heel is put in by picking up stitches off a waste yarn that is knitted in along the way down. The toe is one piece and only needs to be seamed up. I seam all the white parts, then go back and seam up the red. There are more photo's on my Knitting blog Floats Knits and Purls in the archives where I explain how I worked with the different colors.

This has always been a fun knit, and one everyone seems to love. The stocking is good sized and holds lots of goodies! Now I need to get to work on Santa ornaments.

7 Comments:

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

love it!

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I love how Santa's beard is so fuzzy! So cute.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Knit and Purl Grrl said...

This is simply amazing! ANd how great that it's a family pattern.

 
At 5:31 AM, Blogger Ragan said...

I love that Santa!

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger ann said...

that reminds me of a Grace Ennis pattern (I wouldn't be surprised if it is one) -- our family also has a Christmas Stocking tradition.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the same stocking that was made for me over 43 years ago. My aunt made my childrens all the same too, but now we need the grandchildren's made. Do you know someone who would help keep our stocking tradition and make three for me? I would love it so much.sally

 
At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops forgot to give you info
rolandsally@roadrunner.com

 

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