The stockings were hung, the music is playing, the food is cooking, and you are surrounded by all your loved ones. Knit your loved ones an heirloom stocking that they will be honored to display.
Yarn: 160 yds (main color) in super bulky weight; sample used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA in Tampa Spice. 15 yards (contrasting color) in super bulky weight; sample used Lion Brand in Houston Cream (2 strands as one).
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 knitting needles size 11 for use in closing the toe.
Gauge: 5.5 sts x 9 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Size: 19 inches long by 7 inches wide
K= knit stitch
W&T=Wrap and Turn. Lift the loop that is currently on the peg, wrap the peg with the working yarn by taking the working yarn to the inside of the loom, then wrapping around the peg so the working yarn ends to the front of the peg, place the loop back on the peg).
Use 2 strands throughout the project.
Cast on 20 sts, prepare to work in the round.
Rnd 1: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5-24: k to the end of rnd.
*Row 1: Knit from peg 1-9, W&T peg 10.
Row 2: Knit from peg 9 to peg 2, W&T peg 1.
Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 8, W&T peg 9.
Row 4: Knit from peg 8 to peg 3, W&T peg 2.
Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 7, W&T peg 8.
Row 6: Knit from peg 7 to peg 4, W&T peg 3.
Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 8 (lift all the loops on peg 8 as one loop).
Row 8: Knit from peg 7 to peg 3 (lift all the loops on peg 3 as one loop).
Row 9: Knit from peg 4 to peg 9 (lift all the loops on peg 9 as one loop).
Row 10: Knit from peg 8 to peg 2 (lift all the loops on peg 2 as one loop).
Row 11: Knit from peg 3 to peg 10 (lift all the loops on peg 10 as one loop). W&T peg 11.
Row 12: Knit from peg 10 to peg 1 (lift all the loops on peg 1 as one loop). W&T peg 20. *
Heel complete: work in the round from this point forward.
Next 12 rnds: k to the end of rnd.
Repeat instructions from * to *
Lift bottommost loop off peg 11 and peg 20.
Transfer stitches to knitting needles and close toe with the Kitchener Stitch.
Using contrasting color yarn and the double stitch technique, embroider the tree over the center 9 stitches of the side of the leg. Chart shows the 9 stitches and 15 rows that it covers.