12.03.2011

felted chevron christmas stocking


A great first "sock" project – with the chance to practice short rows, but with the forgiveness of felting to hide any mistakes you might make.


materials:
worsted weight, feltable wool yarn, 10.5 dpns, 10.5 circulars (opt.), two stitch markers

Sample shown is knit in Paton's Classic Wool Leaf Green, Winter White and Cherry, with Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in a hot pink.

gauge:
Gauge is not important for this project. The stocking will be huge, with large stitches, but will felt into a nice, thick fabric. You can control the finished project size by the amount of felting. (For reference, my finished stockings are nearly three feet long, but after felting are more like 18 inches long)