Wouldn’t it be nice to knit a Christmas stocking for each child in the family?
One that can be personalized for their favorite colors, names and more. Hand knit Christmas stockings can easily become a Christmas tradition. One you can’t buy in a store.
They can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. The patterns can be plain, stripes or even complex patterns reminiscent of Fair Isle knitting.
Before last year, I never tackled Christmas stockings. Then a friend suggested I create some. And before I knew it I had three different versions!
What are three reasons you should knit Christmas stocking patterns into Christmas stockings?
- Start a Christmas decorating tradition…
- Share your love of knitting with another generation – and maybe even get someone interested in knitting!
- They’re a great way to practice the techniques for socks on larger needles and heavier weight yarn.
You can create a unique Christmas tradition and lasting keepsakes.
And you might just interest someone in knitting or another craft!
If you’re just learning to knit socks, a simple pattern can be a nice way to start knitting. Christmas stockings are larger than socks, and you can often use larger needles and yarn.
Christmas stockings knit with larger needles and yarn than socks are often easier to handle than the fine needles and yarn of regular socks. Especially if you’re new to knitting socks.
These stockings were designed to be easy enough for knitters beginning to knit in the round, or for those who are more advanced. Click here right now to get your own patterns in a download.
And start creating your own Christmas tradition today!
To your healthy and happy knitting & caregiving,
Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”
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