Fair Isle Christmas Stockings for Girls and Boys
These stockings can be made in a hearts and flowers version for a girl, or a toy car and diamond version for a boy. They also include other Christmas borders; Reindeer motifs, holly, Snowflakes and Christmas Trees. You could also use these borders on hats or other winter items. Full and clear charts are given for each single repeat of a motif. Sleipnir was the name of Odin's horse and in Norse times, children would leave food in the stockings for Sleipnir and Odin would reward them with presents.
Leg circumference approx 27cm.
Leg Length approximately 36 cm.
Foot length approx 23.25 cm
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch (Stockinette)
Shown here in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
219 - 230 yards (200 - 210 m)
Knitting socks in the round, Fair Isle or stranded knitting, reading from charts for colourwork.