Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

Are you ready for Father Christmas to visit? If you’re still looking for stocking inspiration, this cable knit pattern might be just what you need.

It’s a fab project to introduce you to cable knitting if you’ve never tried before and also great if you’re a more skilled knitter. With chunky needles and a heavy weight yarn, you’ll see your stocking grow in no time at all!

Project courtesy of Rona Kelly

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern

Suitable for : Intermediates

You Will Need

Abbreviations Used

  • K = Knit
  • P = Purl
  • Inc = Increase
  • Dec = Decrease
  • st/s = Stitch/es
  • Beg = Beginning
  • slp =Slip
  • fwd= Forward

How to Make

Side one

Cast on 40 stitches

  • Row 1 – Knit to end
  • Row 2 – Inc 1 st at either end in P (42 sts)
  • Row 3 – Inc 1 st at either end in K (44 sts)
  • Row 4 – As row 2 (46 sts)
  • Row 5 – As row 3 (48 sts)
  • Row 6 – Inc 1 st at beg of row, P to end (49 sts)
  • Row 7 – K to end
  • Row 8 – Inc 1 st at beg of row, P to end (50 sts)
  • Row 9 – K to end
  • Row 10 – P to end
  • Row 11 – K to end
  • Row 12 – P to end
  • Row 13 – K to end
  • Row 14 – P to end
  • Row 15 – K, dec 1 st at end of row (49sts)
  • Row 16 – P to end
  • Row 17 – K, dec 1 st at end of row (48 sts)
  • Row 18 – P to end
  • Row 19 – K, dec 1 st at end of row (47 sts)
  • Row 20 – Dec 1st at beg of row, P to end (46 sts)
  • Row 21 – K dec 1 st at end of row (45 sts)
  • Row 22 – Dec 1 st at beg of row, P to end (44 sts)
  • Row 23 – K, dec 1 st at end of row (43 sts)
  • Row 24 – Dec 1 st at beg of row, P to end (42 sts)
  • Row 25 – K, dec 2 sts at end of row (40 sts)
  • Row 26 – Cast off 8 sts, P to end (32 sts)
  • Row 27 – K, dec 1 st at end of row (31 sts)
  • Row 28 – Dec 1 st at beg of row, P to end (30 sts)
  • Row 29 – P to end
  • Row 30 – K to end
  • Row 31 – [K1 P1] 5 times, K10, [K1 P1] to end
  • Row 32 – [K1 P1] 5 times, P1, K8, P1, [P1 K1] to end to create moss stitch in side panels
  • Row 33 – [K1 P1] 5 times, P 1, K1, slp 2 back, K2, K2 from slp, slp 2 fwd, K2, K2 from slp, P1, [K1 P1] to end in moss stitch
  • Row 34 – Maintaining 10 sts in moss stitch for each side panel – central pattern panel K1, P8, K1
  • Row 35 – Moss stitch to sides – central panel P1, K8, P1
  • Row 36 to 65 – Repeat last four rows until nine cables are completed to row 66
  • Row 66 – K2 P2 to end
  • Row 67 – P2 K2 to end

Repeat until rib measures 18 centimetres.

Cast off loosely in pattern.

For side two

Repeat side one starting with a purl row to make a mirror image of this side.
Sew two sides together.

Fringing – Cut lengths of red yarn approximately 14 centimetres. I wrapped mine around my phone and then cut into two equal bundles. Thread two pieces of yarn and form a knot along the top edge of rib all around the top.

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

Pom poms – Make two pompoms using the pompom maker.

Hanging loop– Cast on four stitches in cream. Knit in stocking stitch until knitting reaches your preferred length. Put two stitches on spare needle or holder. Continue in stocking st to create a ‘ribbon’ to hold pompoms; I would suggest about 10 to 15 centimetres. Cast off. Repeat on remaining stitches to match. Cast off. Attach the pompoms to the ends. Sew wide end to top of rib, loop the band to create hanging loop and secure to the rib.

Cable Knit Christmas Stocking Pattern #christmas #knitting #stocking #pattern

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  • Sonia

    Seems confusing after row 32. Row 33 appears to have 31 stitches according to instructions

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