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This stocking is worked cuff-down in the round. The pattern is written for the magic loop method but can be adjusted for double-pointed needles as well.
The cable pattern does not require a cable needle.
The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.
20 sts and 24 rows per 4″ inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Tapestry needle, stitch marker
US8 30″ (5mm 80cm) or longer circular needle.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
The stocking on the images is knitted with Bulky wool and nylon blend yarn Isoveli (100g = 142 yds / 130 m) in colorway natural white (0010). The yarn is available on Lovecrafts.com .
You can replace it with any Bulky wool or wool and nylon blend yarn.
Other similar yarns are for instance
1 skein of Novita Isoveli or 107 yds / 98 m bulky yarn
CO 44 sts, pm (BOR) join for knitting in the round. Sample uses the long-tail cast-on method. Divide evenly into two needles (22 sts per needle). Knit two rounds.
Work the star stitch pattern on both needles. The written version of the stitch pattern you can find below. The charted version is available on the pdf-pattern.
If you have trouble making neat-looking bobbles you can use smaller needles for making them.
Setup: k11, pm (BOR), k22, rearrange sts so that these 22 sts you just knitted are on Needle 1, k22. Arrange sts so that these last 22 sts are now on Needle 2.
This pattern comes with a short-row heel also known as hourglass heel. The short row method used here is the german short row.
You should now be at the end of Needle 2. The following rows 1-3 are worked on Needle 2 only. Turn your work.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until the last row you worked was mds, k8. You should now have 7 double sts at each end of the Needle 2 and 8 regular sts in the middle. Continue working the row and k the 7 double sts (knit through both legs of the ds).
Heel continues. The following rows 1-3 are worked on Needle 2 only. Turn your work.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you are on the right side and the last st on the needle is ds. Knit the st.
The heel is now finished. Continue working in the round.
Work in stockinette until your work measures 2.5″ (6 cm) and then begin shaping the toe.
Break the yarn. Thread through a tapestry needle and draw through the remaining 8 sts. Pull tight, through to the wrong side, and weave in ends.
Make an i-cord edging as follows (a video tutorial can be found here):
Setup: CO 4 sts (sample uses knitted cast-on method), pick up and knit 1st, slip those 5 sts back to the left-hand needle.
*(k3, k2tog tbl, pick up and knit 1 st, slip the worked sts back to the left needle), repeat from * to BOR.
At the left side make 1″ (3 cm) extra icord withouth attaching it to the edge and then continue attaching the icord to the end.
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