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.