Thursday, December 4, 2008

mini knitted stockings...

These ones are a little smaller than the one I made for my swap... I actually think they are a better size for a tree decoration, and of course - being smaller - they work up much quicker!

Click here for the free online pattern. You will need to scroll down the page a bit, and might find some other patterns of interest while you are there. In fact... there is an adorable snowman I might need to make if I can find the time! Maybe for next year...

I have made a few tiny modifications to the pattern. For one, I changed colour for each row... to achieve the crazy look I love! Then at the cuff end I worked in moss/seed stitch rather than garter stitch, just for a slightly different texture.

side1
Here is the knitted piece.

side2
But I prefer the 'wrong side' look.

Don't worry... I won't be sewing in all of those ends. Instead of lightly stuffing the stocking, I will leave then ends as they are... and they will form the 'stuffing'

finished

I've used the white fluffy silver fleck yarn again... looks great in real life, but not much fun to photograph!

13 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

There were lots of cute little patterns on the link you posted. Thanks very much.
Your little stockings are very cute.

Beth said...

I love it! Very cute.
My family has a tradition of giving each family member a new tree decoration every year. This year is all organised, but these could be great for next year.

Elise P said...

Beautiful socks. I love the wrong side too!

lindamade said...

thank goodness you won't be weaving in all of those ends! it would drive me nutty! i like your solution- and love the stripey stocking. it's enough to make me consider saving even the scrappiest lengths of scraps (nooooo!).

laughing purple goldfish said...

crafty gardener - you're welcome, they are very cute patterns

beth - what a beautiful tradition... I love that idea.. and even more precious if you make them yourself

elise - thanks... I must have a tiny rebellious streak left in me... because I almost always prefer the WRONG SIDE look

lindamade - I have three words for you.... SAVE THOSE SCRAPS... SAVE THOSE SCRAPS... SAVE THOSE SCRAPS :)

misha said...

It is adorable! I wanted to give up on the pattern when I saw the photo with all those ends, but you came up with an ingenious solution, as always. Thanks for the link.

Libby said...

Fantastic, thank you so much for the link for the pattern, I will have to get my needles out straight away!!!

Sierra said...

I sooo want to learn to knit now. :)

Oh2122 said...

Cute!

And kudos on the stuffing brainstorm too!

laughing purple goldfish said...

misha - I'm always looking for a short cut :)

libby - enjoy!

sierra - give it a try... it might be easier than you think :)

oh2122 - thanks... I like to think that if there's an easy way, I'll find it!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

I like it! and wrong side out too!

Sam said...

It looks so cute and very colourful :-) And clever idea with the stuffing.

I must try them - I shall check out your link.

laughing purple goldfish said...

cat - thanks :)

sam - I wouldn't have done all of those colour changes if I thought I would have to weave them all in!