Friday, January 13, 2012

FO Friday: Felted Stockings

Pattern:  Christmas Stockings by Leigh Radford
Source:  AlterKNITS Felt
Materials:  multiple skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in various colors ; US 8 and US 10 circular needles
Modifications:  I used duplicate stitch and these wonderful alphabet charts to add the name of each giftee on the cuffs of the stockings.  After the first try, I doubled the strand of yarn for the duplicate stitching to make the name stand out more.

I used a double strand to stitch the name on the stocking on the left.

I realize January 13th may be a little late to be posting about these, but as I mentioned on Wednesday, I'm still knitting some of these.  It's never too early to start getting ready for Christmas 2012!

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting and felting these.  Leigh Radford has come up with a pattern to appeal to the knitter who wants to make a less traditional stocking.  I can easily imagine these fun stockings hanging on the mantels of Whoville.  The book includes instructions for the stocking in 2 sizes.  My family members wanted the larger ones.  You can see below how the larger size compares to our store-bought stockings.

More room for treats and gifts!

AlterKNITS Felt includes many other intriguing felted patterns, and a very informative section on the ins and outs of felting.  I borrowed the book from a friend to make the stockings and now I think it would be worth owning a copy for myself.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I know I will spend part of mine perusing knitting blogs at Tami's Amis FO Friday link party.  Join in the fun here.


  1. Such a cute pattern, and you're absolutely right about them looking perfect for Whoville!

  2. The stockings are beautiful! I love the stripes.

  3. Love these! I was thinking about crocheting new stockings for the family this year, but Christmas gift crafting got in the way. I might have to make some this summer instead...too cute!

  4. I ordered the book! I love felting and it sounded pretty interesting. I have free shipping for a month so that was another incentive. Love that stocking!

  5. Great stockings! Thanks for the link to the alphabet chart. It will definitely come in handy.

  6. I am in love with these stockings! Were the duplicate stitched letters done before or after you felted? Could it be done either way?