Thursday, December 23, 2010

'Tis the Season

What does a little boy need to hang from the mantel piece tomorrow night?
Maybe this?
Thomas' Christmas Stocking
This is my version of the P/Hop 'Tis the Season pattern
I had intended to follow the pattern with the addition of Thomas' name. However after charting his name I realised I would need more stitches. I cast on 96 stitches, and followed the pattern as written to the end of the first chart.
I then got a bit lazy, and just did whatever I felt like! I really love how this has turned out.
It is knit in felted tweed (green and red) and some random Sirdar Snuggly. The felted tweed has ensured it blocked beautifully and I think the green just lifts the whole thing.

I'm going to see if I can knit some co-ordinating socks for him to wear on Christmas Day!

6 comments:

Kate said...

Oh that's lovely. A real heirloom stocking. :-D

Ms C said...

Aww that's really beautiful!

Roobeedoo said...

Really lovely!

TutleyMutley said...

Oh that stocking is really beautiful. And I'll bet it held LOADS of goodies for Thomas?

Flossie said...

Wow Roo, Thomas' stocking is stunning! I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas. Happy New Year to you. x

olivia john said...

wow cute
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