Fair Isle Christmas Stocking

Abbreviation Guide

MC- main color
CC- contrast color
K2tog- knit two together
P2tog- purl two together
Kf&b- knit front and back
SSK- slip, slip, knit
ST- stockinette st
SH- stitch holder


Needles – Size 3 DPNs

Yarn –
Light Green Encore Worsted (MC)
Black Encore Worsted (CC1)
Forrest Green Encore Worsted (CC2)
Light Blue Encore Worsted (CC3)


25 stitches and 33 rows = 4″ in ST


CO 66 with MC

Rows 1-3: K in Round
Row 4: K 50
Rows 5-23: K4 in ST st
Row 24: K to end
Rows 25-28: K
Row 29: K in CC1
Rows 30-31: K in CC2
Row 32: K in CC1
Rows 33-36: K in MC
Row 37: K in CC1
Row 38: K in CC3
Row 39: K in pattern

Rows 40-41: K in CC2
Row 42: K in CC1
Rows 43-46: K in MC
Row 47: K in CC1
Rows 48-51: K in pattern

Row 52: K in CC1
Rows 53-56: K in MC
Row 57: K in CC1
Rows 58-61: K in pattern

Row 62: K in CC1
Rows 63-66: K in MC
Row 67: K in CC1
Rows 68-69: K in CC3
Row 70: K in CC1
Rows 71-74: K in MC
Row 75: K in CC1
Row 76: K in CC2
Row 77: K in pattern

Rows 78-79: K in CC3
Row 80: K in CC1
Rows 81-84: K in MC
Rows 86-89: K in pattern

Row 90: K in CC1
Rows 91-94: K in MC
Row 95: K in CC1
Rows 96-97: K in pattern

Row 98: In MC, K32, Place 34 on SH
Rows 99-118: K in ST st
Row 119: P20, P2tog, P1
Row 120: S1, K9, SSK, K1
Row 121: S1, P10, P2tog, P1
Row 122: S1, K11, SSK, K1
Row 123: S1, P12, P2tog, P1
Row 124: S1, K13, SSK, K1
Row 125: S1, P14, P2tog, P1
Row 126: S1, K15, SSK, K1
Row 127: S1, P16, P2tog, P1
Row 128: S1, K17, SSK, K1
Row 129: S1, P18, P2tog
Row 130: K19, SSK

Cut yarn

Row 131: (in pattern) Starting at right side of heel (where each row begins), pick up 13 st., K20, pick up 13 st. along the left side of heel, K34 off SH.
Row 132: (in pattern) K1, SSK, K40, K2tog, K35

Row 133: K in CC1
Row 134: (MC) K1, SSK, K38, K2tog, K35
Row 135: (MC) K
Row 136: (MC) K1, SSK, K36, K2tog, K35
Row 137: (MC) K
Row 138: (CC1) K1, SSK, K34, K2tog, K35
Row 139: (CC2) K
Row 140: (CC2) K1, SSK, K32, K2tog, K35
Row 141: (CC1) K
Row 142: (MC) K1, SSK, K30, K2tog, K35
Row 143: (MC) K
Row 144: (MC) K1, SSK, K28, K2tog, K35
Row 145: (MC) K
Row 146: (CC1) K1, SSK, K26, K2tog, K35
Row 147: (CC3) K
Row 148: (in pattern) K1, SSK, K24, K2tog, K35

Row 149: (CC2) K
Row 150: (CC2) K1, SSK, K22, K2tog, K35
Row 151: (CC1) K
Row 152: (MC) K1, SSK, K20, K2tog, K35 (58 st. remaining)
Rows 153-155: (MC) K
Row 156: (CC1) K
Rows 157-160: Work in pattern

Row 161: (CC1) K
Rows 162-165: (MC) K
Row 166: (CC1) K
Rows 167-170: Work in pattern

Row 171: (CC1) K
Rows 172-175: (MC) K
Row 176: (CC1) K
Rows 177-180: (Change to CC2) K
Row 181: K1, SSK, K23, K2tog, K2, SSK, K23, K2tog, K1
Rows 182-183: K
Row 184: K1, SSK, K21, K2tog, K2, SSK, K21, K2tog, K1
Rows 185-186: K
Row 187: K1, SSK, K19, K2tog, K2, SSK, K19, K2tog, K1
Rows 188-189: K
Row 190: K1, SSK, K17, K2tog, K2, SSK, K17, K2tog, K1
Rows 191-192: K
Row 193: K1, SSK, K15, K2tog, K2, SSK, K15, K2tog, K1
Row 194: K
Row 195: K1, SSK, K13, K2tog, K2, SSK, K13, K2tog, K1
Row 196: K
Row 197: K1, SSK, K11, K2tog, K2, SSK, K11, K2tog, K1
Row 198: K
Row 199: K1, SSK, K9, K2tog, K2, SSK, K9, K2tog, K1
Row 200: K1, SSK, K7, K2tog, K2, SSK, K7, K2tog, K1
Row 201: K1, SSSK, K4, K2tog, K2, SSSK, K4, K2tog, K1
Row 202: K1, SSK, K1, K3tog, K2, SSK, K1, K3tog, K1
Row 203: K1, SSK, K3, SSK, K2
Row 204: K1, SSK, K2, SSK, K1.

Cut yarn. Thread end through remaining six stitches. Pull taught.

Fold the top few rows under, so that the loop starts at the top of the stocking. Stitch in place. Weave in ends.

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