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Novita 7 Veljestä: Kuusijuhla Christmas stocking

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Kuusijuhla is an endearing Christmas stocking – why not knit one for everyone in the whole family! Adorned by a colourwork pattern depicting hearts, dancing elves, presents and Christmas trees, the stocking can be filled with lots of exciting things. The stocking is knitted top-down using the Novita 7 Veljestä yarn, just like a regular sock.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2021 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 31
Skill level Intermediate
Novita 7 Veljestä: Kuusijuhla Christmas stocking

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    SKU N042131
    Pattern details
    Size
    Yksi koko

    Yarn demand

    Novita 7 Veljestä

    (170) Navy <100 g

    (549) Christmas <50 g

    (010) Off White <50 g



    Needles and other supplies

    Double-pointed needles Novita 4–4.5 mm (UK 7–8 / US 6–7) or size needed You can also use a short circular needle for the leg.



    Designer
    Sisko Sälpäkivi

    Details

    Using Navy, cast on 80 sts and divide them onto four needles, 20 sts each. The beginning of round is between needles I and IV. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm, then knit 1 round.

    Join Off White and Christmas. Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 8 st pattern 10 times. Work rows 1–10 of the chart. On the last round, increase 1 st = 81 sts.

    Work row 11 of the chart: repeat the 9 st pattern 9 times. / repeat the 18 st pattern 4 times, then work the first 9 sts once more. Work rows 12–29 of the chart. Work row 30 and decrease 1 st = 80 sts.

    Work row 31 of the chart: repeat the 8 st pattern 10 times. Work rows 32–38 of the chart.

    Work rows 39–53 of the chart. On each round, the 10 st pattern is repeated 8 times.

    Using Christmas, work stockinette st in the round for 2 rounds.

    Begin heel flap: knit the sts of needle I onto needle IV = 40 sts. With these sts, work stockinette st back and forth for 20 rows.

    Begin turning the heel: Work until 14 sts remain at the left end. Skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), turn work. Slip 1, p12, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, work to last 13 sts, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing at the ends with 14 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, divide the sts to two needles, 7 sts each. Knit the 7 sts on the right. The beginning of round is now here. Break Christmas and continue with Navy.

    Using the left-hand heel needle, pick up 12 sts from the left end of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the left-hand sts and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Using the needle with 7 sts, pick up 12 + 1 sts from the right end of the flap. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop and knit the heel flap sts.

    With all 80 sts, work stockinette st in the round.

    When you have worked for approx. 10 cm after the heel, begin toe decreases: at the end of needles I and III, k2tog, k1; at the beginning of needles II and IV, k1, skp. Repeat the decreases on every other round until 48 sts remain (12 sts on each needle). Then repeat the decreases on every round until 12 sts remain (3 sts on each needle).

    Break yarn, pull it through the sts and securely weave in.

     

    Finishing

    Steam the stocking lightly.

    Hanging loop: Using Christmas, cast on 6 sts and k6. *Do not turn work. Move the sts and yarn to the other end of the double-pointed needle and k6 again.* Repeat *–* until the loop measures approx. 15 cm, then bind off. Attach the loop to the top edge of the stocking.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions

    Leg circumference 40 cm / 15 ¾ in; leg height 28 cm / 11 in; sock height 46 cm / 18 in



    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns Ribbing in the round: *k2, p2*, repeat *–* to end of round. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows. Colourwork in the round: work stockinette st following the chart and instructions. Stockinette stitch (flat): knit the right side rows and purl the wrong side rows.

    Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm / 4 in



    Using Navy, cast on 80 sts and divide them onto four needles, 20 sts each. The beginning of round is between needles I and IV. Work ribbing in the round for 3 cm, then knit 1 round.

    Join Off White and Christmas. Begin the colourwork pattern on row 1 of the chart. Repeat the 8 st pattern 10 times. Work rows 1–10 of the chart. On the last round, increase 1 st = 81 sts.

    Work row 11 of the chart: repeat the 9 st pattern 9 times. / repeat the 18 st pattern 4 times, then work the first 9 sts once more. Work rows 12–29 of the chart. Work row 30 and decrease 1 st = 80 sts.

    Work row 31 of the chart: repeat the 8 st pattern 10 times. Work rows 32–38 of the chart.

    Work rows 39–53 of the chart. On each round, the 10 st pattern is repeated 8 times.

    Using Christmas, work stockinette st in the round for 2 rounds.

    Begin heel flap: knit the sts of needle I onto needle IV = 40 sts. With these sts, work stockinette st back and forth for 20 rows.

    Begin turning the heel: Work until 14 sts remain at the left end. Skp (= slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over), turn work. Slip 1, p12, p2tog, turn work. Slip 1, work to last 13 sts, skp. Continue in this manner, decreasing at the ends with 14 sts in the middle. When only the middle sts remain, divide the sts to two needles, 7 sts each. Knit the 7 sts on the right. The beginning of round is now here. Break Christmas and continue with Navy.

    Using the left-hand heel needle, pick up 12 sts from the left end of the heel flap + 1 st from between the needles. Knit the left-hand sts and knit the picked-up sts through the back loop. Knit the sts on needles II and III. Using the needle with 7 sts, pick up 12 + 1 sts from the right end of the flap. Knit the picked-up sts through the back loop and knit the heel flap sts.

    With all 80 sts, work stockinette st in the round.

    When you have worked for approx. 10 cm after the heel, begin toe decreases: at the end of needles I and III, k2tog, k1; at the beginning of needles II and IV, k1, skp. Repeat the decreases on every other round until 48 sts remain (12 sts on each needle). Then repeat the decreases on every round until 12 sts remain (3 sts on each needle).

    Break yarn, pull it through the sts and securely weave in.

     

    Finishing

    Steam the stocking lightly.

    Hanging loop: Using Christmas, cast on 6 sts and k6. *Do not turn work. Move the sts and yarn to the other end of the double-pointed needle and k6 again.* Repeat *–* until the loop measures approx. 15 cm, then bind off. Attach the loop to the top edge of the stocking.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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