Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stockings, Stockings, Stockings...

Do you recognize the yarn?  Bernat Camouflage Yarn.  I love working with this stuff. This is the last of it, but I like how these stockings turned out.
This week's knitting has pretty much been dedicated to making stockings for Operation Holiday Stockings.  I've been having fun and I love the sense of accomplishment from finishing a project nearly every day.  I think I made five more stockings this week.  My good friend "K2" commented about my stockings last week (apparently she has the perfect yarn in her stash for some Christmas stockings) and asked that I write up the pattern.  If I can direct your attention to the upper right hand side of your screen, you'll see a new area called "Pages" and there you'll find an item listed  as "FREE:  Operation Holiday Stockings Pattern".  This is the pattern I've been tweaking since last year and it pretty much sums up how I now make these stockings. I've tried the short row heel method, but for now I am still using the method with heel flap, heel turn and gusset, as I am finding this method to be more consistent for me. Some day I'll master the short row heel.

Whatever the case may be, I invite you to check out this pattern if you'd like.  Seriously, I KNOW it's just JUNE, but Christmas will be here before you know it.  If you give this pattern a try and like it, I'd love to hear about it.  If you try it and my instructions confuse the heck out of you, well... I'd like to hear about that just the same.  I welcome feedback of any sort.   Maybe if I come up with another pattern someday, I can have a whole gob of free patterns listed here.  That would be pretty cool, dontcha think!?    

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

So cute! I love them!