Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pure wool Christmas stockings set of 3

I have knitted a set of 3 stockings in pure wool (Donegal Tweed), so pretty!

Pure Wool Stockings

I'm very happy with how they turned out. They're huge, about 9" wide. They have to be that wide to accommodate the names, so this will probably be something I'll do more of next year. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lots of stockings knitted

I've been very busy in the last few weeks, lots of stockings to knit. Next year I need more ready to ship ones. But here are a few that were finished this month:

I had to try out the cat pattern on another stocking, together with grey and turquoise, looks very modern. Black cats are the best!

The only difference was supposed to be the contrast colour, so I added more of the contrast colour, that turned out nicely.

I might make heels always in contrast colours now, I like it.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas stockings just finished

A few more stockings were finished recently:

For this pair I used the contrast colour more so that the two would be more different. This was a very nice project, also introduced the contrast colour heel. 

This one is very wide, "Clementine" is a long name, so I made it a little shorter. 

I'm flattered so many people wanted the brown-red design, it was invented thanks to my mother (I would have gone for blue instead of red). 

For this one I knitted two rows of animals "walking", I usually don't do this, but the bears are small and it worked with the stitches available until I had to start the heel. 

Another grey one, next year I will focus on the grey ones a bit more, they're so elegant and the colour combination possibilities are endless...