Last weekend I finished these four Christmas stockings:
It was the first time I knitted no name or no "Merry Xmas" on them, instead I made two rows of characters, one going right, one going left. This way, the stockings can be hung up in either direction.
I love the symmetry of the stockings: There are two white characters with black background and two black characters with white background. The large white-black-blue panel is repeated twice on each stocking. I took care not to repeat the same blue pattern in the same place, though I couldn't help repeating some of them. The foot part of the stocking had to be the same length, so I finished with a three-row pattern, two same ones.
There were a few challenges too: The polar bears are smaller, but longer than the other ones, the snowmen are the tallest. I had to count how many stitches I was missing with the polar bears, compared to the other stockings, and make the other panels (blue and white) bigger.
The biggest challenge was the snowmen's noses/carrots. I couldn't take orange like I did with the blue snowmen stocking I knitted before. I didn't even try orange, I'm sure it would have clashed with the wine red. So I tried red, like the stockings' main colour.
I think it looks like the snowman is wearing lipstick. So (in agreement with my customer), I left the snowman with black noses.
And now I'm finished, I took lots of pictures and I'm ready to ship them to their new home, all the way to Canada. It was lots of fun knitting them.
Want stockings like these?