Kristin Nicholas Design


KP - Kristin's Colorful Christmas Stockings

Christmas is a joyous time of year full of baubles, handmade ornaments, family traditions and good food. My sisters and I had matching handknit Christmas Stockings made by Mrs. Katterman. Hanging the stocking on the mantelpiece was a special part of each Christmas eve.

As a knitter, there is no other kind of Christmas Stocking to hang. Sure, handsewn and quilted stockings are nice but they just aren't the same as a knit stocking. Waking up on Christmas morning, seeing a sock stretched out with a pile load full of gifts - what a wonderful childhood memory.

My second collection of Christmas Stockings is COLORFUL to say the least. The fun thing here is that if you aren't a fan of Fair Isle Stranded Colorwork, you can still make colorful Christmas Stockings. This is a perfect collection if you are a beginner and you can build your skills as you try each design.

The stockings are knit in my worsted weight Color by Kristin wool, mohair, and alpaca yarn which comes in a lovely array of bright and happy colors. It is available in your LYS or from on-line retailers.

Kristin's Colorful Christmas Stockings pattern includes a 18 photos, 5 How-To Illustrations and complete instructions for 5 different stockings. Here's the run-down....

Pom Poms and Stripes - great for the first timer

Stripes Both Ways - clever use of 2 color garter stitch produces the vertically striped cuff.

Simple Cable - an easy cable pattern for you cabling fans

Diamond Cable - a bit trickier cable making a lovely diamond design

Skinny Stripes - just what The Whos in Whoville need for their mantel.

Skill Level: For beginning and intermediate knitters; uses double pointed needles; includes 5 illustrations, 18 project photographs


Set of 4 double pointed needles in US sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm); blunt-pointed tapestry needle for embroidery, pom pom maker (optional).

Please note: This pattern is a DIGITAL FILE. Shortly after you pay for your pattern, a file link will be e-mailed to you with instructions on how to download your digital pattern. The e-mail you use on your PayPal account is the address the file will be shipped to. If you do not receive the file links in 30 minutes, check your spam folder. Once you click on the link, the pattern will be placed in your downloads folder so look for it there if you think it didn't arrive.

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