Materials: Wool Ease worsted weight wool from Lion Brand. Also some Patton
not really important since these are not meantto ﬁt anyone. I used tension 6 on my mid-gaugeSilver Reed knitting machine.
48 stitches with scrap yarn usingwhatever method you prefer.Set
to 000.Using Main Color yarn (MC)
Leave carriage on the right if you are knitting the heel on the right.
You may knit a solid or stripe pattern. Take MC from the carriageand tuck it under the machine and to the back.Put a contrast color (CC) if you want a different color heel, into the carriage.Set machine up for partial knitting. You will be knitting on the right side of the stocking, the leftside is in hold position.
heel on right side (it really doesn
t matter what side you knit your heel, it is easiestto pick a side for the heel and toe and stick with it so that all your stockings match). End withcarriage on the right.Set
to 000. Return machine to normal knitting.With MC
for 34 rows. Continue stripe pattern. End with carriage on the right. Cut MCyarn if you are using CC yarn on the toe.Set machine up for partial knitting. Leave the left half of the needles in hold position. End withcarriage on the left so that your tail is by
. Leave the tail the width of the knitting x 1.5 plusthe length of the stocking plus about 5 inches. This tail will be used to kitchener (knit or weave)toe together and sew sides together.You should start with the carriage on the right. That means you must either take the carriageoff the machine and put it back on the right side, or you might have a lever or switch on yourcarriage to move it from the left to the right without knitting or dropping stitches.
scrap yarn across all the stitches on the machine and take stocking off the machine.
If you are making more than one stocking, instead of taking the stocking off the machine, knit a row of ravel cord, knit 4 or 5 rows more of scrap yarn. Re-hang the weights
the ravel cord, and start a new stocking. Then pull the ravel cord to separate the ﬁrst stocking from the second stocking.
For the edging on the top of the sock
use size 3 needles, pick up stitches along the top ofthe stocking. Knit 6 rows of garter stitch starting with the knit side facing you. Bind off.
the toe, sew up the side.
Old Fashioned Knit Christmas Stockings