I shall be using these instead of chocolate decorations and shall put little sweets inside, and they can be used …..well…..forever! Really quick and easy to make with any odd bits of fancy yarn or plain double knitting.
Any double knitting fancy yarn.
Size 4.5mm (size 7 US)
5 stitches = 1 inch
Beginning at top cuff of sock cast on 20 st.
Knit 14 rows
Divide for top of foot section:
Knit across 13sts, turn, leaving 7 sts on needle
Knit 6 sts, turn, leaving 7 sts on other side.
Cont with centre 6 sts, knit 10 rows
Knit across centre sts, then pick up 5 sts evenly down the piece of knitting you have just done, then knit across 7 sts
Knit across 18 sts, then pick up 5 sts down edge of instep (30sts)
Knit 4 rows
K 2 tog, K 9 sts, K 2 tog, K 4 sts, K 2 tog, K 9 sts, K 2 tog. (26 sts)Cast off.
Sew bottom and back seam of sock. Weave in and trim any yarn ends. Fasten a loop of yarn at top seam for hanging loop.
Finished size: 3 inches tall, and 2 1/ 2 inches wide at base of sock You can vary your stocking by adding stripes or a rib at the top like a traditional sock.
(c) Angela Harwood
I can make these in sets of 12 for £5 inc p&p. either leave a comment or email me.