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Tiny Christmas Stocking

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I had a few challenges with this little pattern. First of all, when I made the original chart, I didn’t leave enough of the pattern color in the corners, so my floats were too long, and it ended up kind of strange. Also, my floats were super-tight, overall. After pulling on the stocking for a while and cursing, I decided to try again. I added some more elements to the chart, swore to knit more loosely, and turned the piece inside-out when I made the colorwork. When it’s inside-out, it’s easier to leave the floats nice and loose, although it was a bit fiddly, since the stocking is only 42 stitches around. I also really wanted to get the pattern down to just one page. It forced me to be brief and leave out little tricks and tips, like the inside-out thing. I don’t think I’ll do that all of the time, but I was thinking it would be nice to have just one page to worry about if you are like me and enjoy having a tiny project or three when you are traveling over the holidays. I also wrote, for simplicity’s sake, the short-row heel in a way that leaves enormous gaps. If that bothers you, feel free to employ various gap-closing techniques. I simply sewed up the holes when I was finishing. I think it doesn’t matter much, as long as it looks ok, because no one will actually be wearing these stockings.

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Lara Neel Designs
Lara Neel Designs
I am a knitting, designing, math diva podcaster at I'm also the author of Sock Architecture, a book to inspire the most awesome socks you ever knit (or just make one of the 17 patterns in the book). My Etsy site, where you can buy signed copies of my book, is here: