While I'm waiting for my DMC floss to arrive to finish the family heirloom cross stitch Christmas stocking, I felt compelled to create a handknit striped stocking to liven things up a bit.
I wanted something quick, so I chose a chunky wool and US Size 15 needles. In less than a day, I had an oversized festive Christmas stocking hanging in my Knit Nook.
I was inspired by James's JOY Mini Christmas Stockings which he makes and sends as ornaments. They're so happy and whimsical that I decided to Jumbo-size them.
You can download my jumbo version of the FREE PATTERN HERE. Download Jumbo Christmas Stocking in a Jiffy - Striped PDF.
NOTE: I updated this pattern 3 days after originally posting it. I have updated the pattern to include more complete instructions, insert the accidentally omitted sections for the gusset and toe.
Remember to use this Slip Stitch Jogless Stripe to make the stripes beginning and end seemingly disappear.
I used Cascade Yarns Lana Grande for my stocking. You could use any super bulky yarn. My friend prefers Lion Brand Thick & Quick. Whichever yarn you choose - you can certainly whip up one, two or more for the holidays.
Enjoy your free holiday gift from Major Knitter. Merry Christmas!