Sunday, December 29, 2013

Some special stockings

One of the many things I've been busy with the last few months is special orders. The timing has worked out quite nicely. It seemed like just as I was finishing one order, someone else would message me a request. I only had to turn a couple of people down when it got too close to Christmas to finish their items in time.

The last order I was able to finish before Christmas was a custom order for a set of five knit stockings. The customer requested that they be 26 inches long (the ones I had in my shop were about 15 inches) and that the toe and heel be white. I was also able to find some yarn in the perfect red color that she wanted. All simple adjustments that made for a beautiful and unique stocking. (Though I'll probably be making more next year since they turned out so well.)

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get really great pictures. Most of the stuff I make is much smaller than this, so my normal photo equipment wouldn't work. I think that you can still see from the pictures how beautifully they turned out.


hand knit red stocking wool chunky Christmas cream

hand knit red stocking wool chunky Christmas cream


I was very pleased with the final stockings. It was also great to find that perfect red yarn. Last year I found some that was this color, but it was more expensive and not as thick. I'd been thinking about trying to dye some of the cream, but hadn't tried it yet. Even though this red yarn is a different type and brand than the cream, it is so similar that I was able to use them together.

I've already started making some more stockings for next year. I'm excited about some new color and style options that I will have available. I've also got some matching ornaments in the works. It's never too early to start planning for next year, right?

3 comments:

  1. Hi! I just came upon this post with a knit stocking search and I love the pattern. Do you sell the pattern itself?

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    1. Hello! Yes, I do have the pattern for the stocking. I made a few adjustments from the pattern for the stockings in this post, though. I used a different yarn for the body of the stocking and made the heel and toe white. I also made it a bit longer than the one in the pattern.

      Here's a link to the pattern page on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/classic-christmas-stocking-4

      Thanks!

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