Cardo Christmas Stocking (Digital Download)


This stocking is knit from the cuff to the toe with an afterthought heel. The cuff is doubled to make it extra sturdy, and waste yarn is used for the provisional cast-on and placement of the heel. Designer Meredith Collins's choice of Cardo highlights its many virtues as a fundamental yarn: its smooth texture, traditional spin, and resilient hand all hark back to beloved heirloom projects. Note: when knitting stripes: To avoid a jog between the colors, knit one round with the new color. Then, when starting the second round, slip the first stitch and proceed knitting the rest of the stripe. Designer Meredith Collins Finished Size One Size: 14" circumference; 12" top of cuff to top of heel Yarn Manos del Uruguay CARDO, 3 skeins total Striped: 1 skein each of A, B, and C: Shown in D2241 Putty (A), D2331 Pesto (B), and D2115 Sanguine (C) Solid: 1 skein A, 2 skeins B Shown in D2532 Sword (A) and D2151 Brick (B) Notions 3 stitch markers Crochet hook for provisional cast on (I-9/5.5mm) Tapestry needle Waste yarn Gauge 16 stitches and 21 rows/rounds = 4" in Stockinette stitch Needle Size US 9/5.5 mm 16" circular needle and 40" circular needle or double-pointed needles; or size needed to obtain gauge US 7/4.5mm 16" circular needle; or any size smaller than gauge needle