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Friday, December 13, 2013

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Stranded Christmas Stocking

I made this Christmas stocking knitting pattern, inspired from [this] beautiful free knitting pattern.
For the motives, i took from my library collections of stranded-knitting projects.


  • Skill needed : know basic knitting, work in round a small circular project, follow stranded knitting chart, pick up and knit
  • Abreviations : DPN = Double Pointed Needle, CO = cast on, sts = stitch, stst = stockinette = knit all round, SSK = slip, slip, knit, K2Tog = knit 2 stitch together, kitchener stitch = seaming 2 part of life stitch together. (you can see how to do it [here] or by browse at google and youtube)
  • Material : any yarn that suitable for 4 mm DPN (see your yarn label) - Tips : You can use left over of your last project. I only need about 50gr of Red and 50gr of Green also a tiny bit of White SP Poyeng to made 3 socks!
  • Needle : set of 5 DPN 4 mm or use 23 cm circular needle 4 mm (one of some brand that made this size of circular is Clover)
  • Gauge : not so important since this is a home decoration
  • Finished size : mine were about 20 cm height from top edge to heels.

Pattern :
  • with color A, CO = 40 sts
  • Stst (knit all) for 12 rounds 
  • Purl 1 round
  • Stst (knit all) for 12 rounds
  • Make brim = Fold the piece inside with the purl part as anchor, change to color B, Knit together with cast on edge for 1 round.
  • Knit 1 round
  • follow chart 1
  • Knit 3 rounds
  • follow chart 2
  • Knit 3 rounds
  • follow chart 3
  • Knit 2 rounds
  • Heel edge = with color A, knit 20 sts, cut yarn.
  • back to the beginning of round and resume knitting with color B for 1 round.
  • Knit 1 more round
  • follow chart 4
  • Knit 3 rounds
  • follow chart 5
  • Knit 2 rounds

    Toe part = change to color A,
    • knit 1 round.
    • [SSK, K16, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K14, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K12, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K10, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K8, K2Tog] 2x 
    • divide the remaining stitches into 2 DPN, do kitchener stitch.
    Heel part = remove color A yarn at the heel edge back to the needle - 40 sts
    • work with color A, [pick up and knit 1 sts, K20, pick up and knit 1 sts] 2x - 44 sts
    • [SSK, K18, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K16, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K14 K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K12, K2Tog] 2x 
    • K 1 round
    • [SSK, K10, K2Tog] 2x 
    • divide the remaining stitches into 2 DPN, do kitchener stitch.
    Hanging part = make 3 stitch i-cord or thick crochet chain.

    Done!!
    For personal touch, you can add custom made name to the brim part of your finished socks.

    * feel free to comment, you may use this pattern for free, but please read the intellectual property at this blog. thank you :)
    Happy Knitting!!

    @Ajeng_Poyeng

    2 comments:

    1. Great pattern but I find the heel instructions very confusing. This is my second time knitting socks.

      When I reach the part where I knit 20 sts of the heel, do I continue with the heel instructions at the bottom of the pattern and go back to the main part afterwards?

      Trudi

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      1. when you try the pattern, you will find that the heel instruction i wrote at the bottom is being work after other part is done (the socks is finished except for the heel-part only) ^ ^

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