Fair Isle Stocking
Step 1:Select your options
- Single Size
Approx 15 ins [38 cm] from top to heel
11 ins [28 cm]
Step 2:Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer
K = knit
k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = purl
P2tog = purl two stitches together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
Details & Instructions
|Approx 15 ins [38 cm] from top to heel|
|11 ins [28 cm]|
|Main Color (MC) ()||1|
|Contrast A Dark New Green ()||1|
|Contrast B Aran (87602)||1|
|Contrast C Burgundy ()||1|
|Set of four 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) doublepointed needles or size needed to obtain tension. 2 st holders.|
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
Note: When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at centre point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.
With A, cast on 60 sts. Divide into 20 sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place a marker on first st.
Work 4 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing.
Change to MC and work 2 rnds in (K1. P1) ribbing.
With A, knit 2 rounds.
**Work Chart I to end of chart, reading rows from right to left, noting 20-st rep will worked 3 times.**
*Work Chart II, to end of chart, noting 14-st rep will be worked 4 times, and rem 4 sts of chart will be worked once.*
Rep from * to * once more.
Rep from ** to ** once more.
Make Heel: Slip last 15 sts from 3rd needle and first 15 sts from first needle onto one needle for heel having contrast marker in centre. Leave rem 30 sts on 2 needles for instep. Break yarn.
With RS of work facing and MC, proceed across heel sts as follows:
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape Heel: 1st row: K19. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
2nd row: Sl1P. P9. P2tog. P1.Turn.
3rd row: Sl1K. K10. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
4th row: Sl1P. P11. P2tog. P1. Turn.
5th row: Sl1K. K12. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
6th row: Sl1P. P13. P2tog. P1. Turn.
7th row: Sl1K. K14. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
8th row: Sl1P. P15. P2tog. P1. Turn.
9th row: Sl1K. K16. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
10th row: Sl1P. P17. P2tog. P1. Turn.
11th row: K20.
With RS of work facing, A and first needle pick up and knit 4 sts along left side of heel, then knit across first 3 sts from instep. With 2nd needle, knit across 24 sts from instep. With 3rd needle, knit rem 3 sts from instep, then pick up and knit 4 sts along right side of heel. Knit first 10 sts from heel onto end of 3rd needle. Slip rem 10 sts from heel onto beg of first needle. 58 sts are now divided 17 sts on 1st needle, 24 sts on 2nd needle and 17 sts on 3rd needle.
Cont working in rnds as follows:
1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 3rd needle: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds to 46 sts divided as 14 sts on first needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle and 14 sts on third needle.
Cont even knitting in rnds for 7 ins [18 cm] from pick up row after heel.
Shape Toe: 1st rnd: 1st needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 2nd needle: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 3rd needle: K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. Knit to end of needle.
2nd rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds until 22 sts rem. Knit sts from first needle onto 3rd needle.
Graft 2 sets of 11 sts tog for toe.
Loop: With C, cast on 29 sts. Cast off.
Sew loop as illustrated.
Embroider Chart II sections with lazy daisy st as illustated.