Vintage Christmas Stocking

I made this for Family members, then 1 friend whose sister-in-law saw it, and the rest is history!

Created by: Anne S

  • Project Details

    About

    My siblings and I have these stockings made from kits offered by Bernat yarns as long ago as 1942. Coincidentally, my mother's friend gave the same design stockings to our children, the next generation, so when the first wedding came around I thought to make one for the newest family member, my nephew's bride. The pattern, however, was nowhere to be found. My knitting teacher and I began a ten-year search for the pattern, after she cobbled together charts and patterns for that first one. Ultimately I found the pattern, after a search that covered the internet, a neighbor, a newcomer to my knitting class and the grandmother of a little girl from China! I vary the design on the instep according to generation.
    I joyfully share the pattern with anyone who'd like to have it.

    Needles & Hooks

    • Double Point 4.00mm (US 6)
    • Single Point 4.00mm (US 6)

    Accessories

    • Stitch Holder
    • Stitch Markers
    • Tapestry Needle
    Other : While the pattern calls for straight needles, I prefer knitting back and forth on a size 6, 24" circular needle until I get to the foot. Then I switch to size 6, 6" dpns. I place a stitch marker in the center of the first row to help with placement of the

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
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    9 Comments

    • Jocelyn S

      Hi! I'd love the pattern if you'd be willing to send it to me. jocelynsunseri@gmail.com
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      • Anne S

        I will email the pattern, Jocelyn. I'd like to know where in the world you live. It's fun to see how far this pattern travels!
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    • Betsy Z

      Was so pleased to come across your most generous offer. I also have a similar stocking and would like to make some for my grandchildren. Would be so pleased if you would also email me this pattern. Thanking you in advance. bbzanger@gmail.com
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      • Anne S

        I'm happy to send it to you, Betsy! Have fun. I hope your grandchildren like their stockings.
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    • Barbara L

      I have searched for this pattern for years. My aunt made it for me when I was born. I have made 50 Christmas stockings over the years, but not this one. I would love to have the pattern and instructions. I use the Galway yarn, but it has become harder to find lately. My e mail is: barblynch@verizon.net
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      • Anne S

        Of course, Barb. I will email the pattern to you. I hope you enjoy it.
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    • TruKatKnits

      Brooklyn

      Hi Anne, I just stumbled across your stockings post, and my jaw dropped! I have one of these stockings with my name on it from my childhood. I would love to be able to make one for my son and my husband so that we can have a full set for our family. My email address is kat_truitt@hotmail.com. If you'd be willing to email it to me, I'd be most grateful!
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    • Barbara F

      Hi Anne, I am in search of a stocking pattern on straight needles, could you share it? Thank you
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    • Laurie S

      Hello Anne. I love this stocking. Is there a way you could share it it's me
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