Thursday, September 18, 2014

Madras Plaid Stocking: New Pattern from Brownie Knits

Please meet the Madras Plaid Stocking! I'm plaid mad over here and couldn't resist pairing that up with a holiday stocking. I hope you like it and have fun knitting one. (As always, if you are not a knitter and want a stocking, email me at brownieknits@yahoo.com to order a custom-made stocking.) Patterns can be purchased on Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy for $3.99.


Christmas and plaid pair up to offer a classy holiday decoration in the Madras Plaid Stocking. This generous-sized stocking is knitted in the round using a stranded charted pattern. The i-cord top gives the stocking a top finishing and the stitches are picked up from the cord and worked down in pattern. Making the heel flap, heel turn, and toe is a snap in the featured one-color areas of the stocking. You will love making a Madras Plaid Stocking for your loved ones and it makes the perfect addition to your holiday celebrations and d├ęcor.



Yardage: 217 yards/198 meters of worsted weight yarn A (Crimson), 110 yards/101 meters of worsted weight yarn for both B (Cast Iron) and C (Snow Day) colors

One sample knit out of Berroco Vintage in colors Crimson (5154), Cast Iron (5145), and Snow Day (5100)

One sample knit out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted in colors Hollyberry (2 balls), Black (1 ball), and White (1 ball)

217 yards for Main Color (red in samples) 
110 yards for each of color B and C (white and black in samples)


Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Sizing:
20.5-inch circumference x 20-inch depth from top to toe. Measurements are approximate and are dependent on how aggressively you block the stocking.

Needles:
US 8 (5mm) 24-inch circulars
US 8 (5mm) DPNs in a longer length or a second US 8 (5mm) 24-inch circular
or size needed to get gauge

Notions: 
Scissors
2 stitch markers (one should be distinct from the
other)
Tape measure
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
4.5 sts / 5.25 rounds over Stockinette Stitch = 1 inch


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