Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tiny Christmas stockings

Dk yarn
4mm double pointed needles
small buttons
coloured thread
Stockings measure approx 3 1/4 inches from top of stocking to tip of toe.

cast on 16 stitches over 3 needles     you should have stitches placed like this  5.6.5  
knit every round until piece measures 1 1/2 inches
knit 4 stitches turn and purl these 4 stitches and a further 4 stitches, you will now work on these 8 stitches to make a heel flap. ( pop remaining stitches on to other needle).

Heel flap

stocking stitch 4 rows

k1, slip 1 k1 psso, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
p1, p2tog, p2tog, p1
knit 2  with new needle knit the other 2 and pick up 2 stitches down side, new needle knit across middle needle, new needle pick up 2 stitches up side and knit first two stitches of this round.

on the three needles you should have 4.8.4

knit 1 round

knit 3 put last stitch on to middle needle k2tog then pass back to first needle.  k6 move last stitch on to last needle and k2tog leave on last needle knit toend.     4.6.4

knit 3 rounds

knit 3 put last stitch on to middle needle k2tog pass back to first needle. knit 4 pass last stitch on to last needle k2tog  knit to end.   4.4.4

knit 2 rounds

k1, k2tog,k1  repeat for all 3 needles

knit 2 rounds.

cut off length of yarn and pull through remaining stitches you have on needles. Sew ends in.

I did a crochet length to hang these up and sewed a button on to the front.

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