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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... (Read More ...)

New to knitting socks? This knit Christmas stocking patterns use larger needles with heavier weight yarn than regular socks, so its easier to manage multiple needles.  It’s a great way to learn to knit socks.  If you think the color work is daunting, don’t! You can easily knit this all in one color, or knit stripes without the motifs. And the motifs are in color charts, which are easy to follow.  Customizing them is easy if you want to move the motifs to a different stripe, or use only certain ones. Hand knit Christmas stockings make a treasured keepsake you — or someone... (Read More ...)