Handknitting designs are joyful, colorful, and happy. They mix patterns and colors with wild abandon, perfectly suited to the holiday tradition of knitting Christmas stockings for every member of the family – for newlyweds just beginning their lives together, for a baby’s first Christmas, or even for your family’s feline or canine member.

This Creative Christmas Stocking class includes 6 designs in 4 sizes which are designed to follow your growing knitting skills. You will learn not only how to follow these patterns but also the art of color knitting techniques.

There are patterns for solid and striped stockings along with more intricate Fair Isle versions. Five of the stockings also feature easy embroidery stitches which are added after the knitting is complete.

The pattern you receive includes a special instruction section to help you design your own version of these colorful stockings. There are 24 extra Fair Isle charts for borders and leg patterns that can be combined into hundreds of different designs using just this one, single pattern.

Skill Level: For beginning and intermediate knitters; uses double pointed needles or circulars; includes 15 illustrations, 21 project photographs, and 29 charts. Also includes a bonus Fair Isle Technique and Tips article, plus instructions for how to design your own stockings.

Notions: Set of 4 double pointed needles or two circulars in US sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm); blunt-pointed tapestry needle for embroidery.

Finished Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large. 8 (10, 12, 15)” (20.5 [25.5, 30.5, 38] cm) around the leg. Length varies.

Instructor: Penny Sanford

Date/Time: TBD. Call Penny to discuss your interest at (703) 978-2220