DROPS Extra / 0-986

Mr. Kringle's Stocking by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Knitted DROPS Christmas stocking with Norwegian pattern in ”Karisma”.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-721
Yarn group B
Sock height: approx. 35 cm
Foot length: approx. 25 cm
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
150 g colour no 48, wine red
100 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 32 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm – for folding edge.
ACCESSORIES: 1 meter red silk ribbon for hanging

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
See patterns A-1 to A-3. Pattern is worked in stocking st.

Worked back and forth in stocking st.
ROW 1 (= RS): Work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 2 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten yarn and work until 1 st remains, turn piece.
ROW 3 (= RS): Slip first st as if to K, tighten yarn and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
ROW 4 (= WS): Slip first st as if to P, tighten yarn and work until 2 sts remain, turn piece.
Continue like this until 18 sts remain in the middle on the needle. Continue back and forth but now work 1 st more for every row over heel. To avoid holes in the transitions, lift the yarn before the st to be knitted up and slip it twisted on the needle. Work the yarn tog with st. Work like this until all heel sts have been worked.

Dec as follows 3 sts before marker: K 2 tog, K 1.
Dec as follows after marker: K 1, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.

Worked in the round on needle.
Cast on 80 sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with wine red. Work in stocking st for 3 cm. Switch to double pointed needles size 3.5 mm, work 1 round as follows: K 2 tog, 1 YO. K 3 rounds. Distribute sts so that there are 20 sts on each of the 4 double pointed needles. Work A-1, then continue with A-2. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When A-2 has been worked 3 times in total vertically (piece measures approx. 29 cm), cut the strands. Now work heel over sts from 1st and 4th needle (= 40 sts), slip the other 40 sts (= on top of foot) on 1 stitch holder. Beg from RS, work 1 row with wine red and 1 row with off white over the 40 heel sts AT THE SAME TIME work HEEL - see explanation above. Continue in stocking st back and forth with wine red AT THE SAME TIME work heel. Work until 2 rows remain on heel. Then work 1 row off white and 1 row wine red. Then slip the 40 sts from stitch holder back on needle and work in the round over all 80 sts with wine red as follows (beg round on 2nd needle, i.e. after heel): Work A-2 as before over the 40 sts mid on top of foot, work 1 st wine red, 1 st off white, work A-3 (= 6 sts) over the next 36 sts AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st (after the first 18 sts) so that pattern beg and ends the same way in each side and finish with 1 st off white and 1 st wine red. Work pattern A.2 2 times vertically after heel and finish with next to last row in pattern A.2 (approx. 4.5 cm remain until finished measurements). Insert 1 marker in each side so that there are 40 sts on top of foot and 41 sts under foot. Continue with 1 round wine red and 1 round off white, then work in stocking st with wine red AT THE SAME TIME dec for toes on each side of each marker as follows - READ DECREASE TIP: Dec every other round a total of 6 times, then every round a total of 4 times. Place the sock flat and sew tog sts on the top side of toe with sts on the under side with grafting/kitchener stitches. Fasten off.
Fold the upper edge inward, sew with small stitches on the inside without being too tight.
Thread a silk ribbon at the top on the back of stocking, this is used for hanging.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 18.12.2013
New diagram A.3


= wine red
= off white

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Guillermina Bejarano 20.08.2017 - 18:59:

Buenas tardes. Es posible tejerlo todo con agujas circulares sin usar las de doble punta? Gracias

DROPS Design 22.08.2017 kl. 20:26:

Hola Guillermina. Puedes trabajar el patrón con una aguja circular corta o con dos agujas circulares

Emily 16.01.2016 - 23:31:

After working the first 1" in red, I am confused by the next set of instructions. Is it Row 1: K2tog, YO Row 2-4: K Or is it K2tog, YO, K I'm a newbie to fair isle and reading patterns like this.

DROPS Design 18.01.2016 kl. 14:08:

Dear Emily, on 1st round after the 1" stocking, change to larger needle size and work (K2 tog, YO), then work 3 rounds K - see video below for this picot edge. Happy knitting!

Katharina Louise Williamsen 03.10.2015 - 19:00:

Ser her flere som sliter me hælen, det gjør nå også jeg... Har kommet dit hvor jeg skal begynne å strikke flere masker igjen, og ser at oppskrifta og videoen dere har lagt ut her viser to forskjellige ting.. har prøvd begge, plukke opp to masker før den nye, for så å strikke 3 sammen og løfte tråden før masken, sette den vridd på pinnen og strikke 2 sammen...men får hull uansett....hva gjør æ galt?

DROPS Design 06.10.2015 kl. 14:44:

Hej, Jo men det er helt rigtigt som du gør, men sørg for at stramme tråden. God fornøjelse!

Katharina Louise Williamsen 28.09.2015 - 05:11:

Hei! Lurer på hullmønsteret... Om det strikkes på settp, og annenhver 2r sm, 1 kast, ender jeg opp med at siste maske på pinnen er ei kast maske? den holder seg jo ikke der uten at det strikkes ei maske utafor? Jeg får det i allefall ikke til. Gjør jeg noe feil? Enkleste ville jo vært å strikke det på rundpinner, hadde jeg hatt det, men har brukt settp hele veien.. Men dette kan ikke være feilen heller, for oppskriften sier jo at man skal bytte fra rundp til settp FØR hullene..

DROPS Design 01.10.2015 kl. 17:00:

Jo men du strikker også rundt på settp, så du fortsætter bare rundt rundt, så stemmer det! God fornøjelse!

Birte 05.01.2015 - 19:52:

Hallo! Muss ich bei der Ferse nach der 4. Reihe so weiter stricken, wie in der 4 oder wieder mit der 1. Reihe anfangen?

DROPS Design 11.01.2015 kl. 16:10:

Weder noch - Sie stricken folgerichtig weiter, d.h. Sie heben in der 5. R 1 M wie zum Rechtsstr ab, ziehen den Faden an und stricken, bis noch 3 M übrig sind, dann wenden Sie. In der 6. R 1 M wie zum Linksstr abheben, den Faden anziehen, stricken bis noch 3 M übrig sind, wenden. 7. R: 1 M wie zum Rechtsstr abh, Faden anziehen, stricken bis noch 4 M übrig sind usw. Wenn noch 18 M auf der Nadel sind, stricken Sie umgekehrt, d.h. immer 1 M mehr.

Carina 14.12.2014 - 14:38:

Jeg forstår ikke helt det med at lave udtagningen efter 18 m i hælen, da mønsteret jo faktisk går op selv hvis man undlader denne udtagning... Eller er der noget jeg ikke forstår?

DROPS Design 18.12.2014 kl. 16:26:

Hej Carina. Du skal lave udtagningen igen for at faa den hael som er meningen paa denne sok.

Lori 14.10.2014 - 02:18:

Please indicate which type heel this is. I am not able to follow the directions as stated. Thank you

DROPS Design 14.10.2014 kl. 09:32:

Dear Lori, this is here a heel knitted in diagonal, the video below shows how to work this heel. Happy knitting!

Barb 01.10.2014 - 14:43:

Thanks for the quick response, I'm afraid I didn't state the problem well. At the start of the heel doing one row of wine then one row of white A. leaves the yarns at the opposite ends of where they need to be for the next time you need them and B.the first row of wine makes a break in the line ...should the first st. of the heel not be white for continuity? I find it just does not work well. I have spent over 20 hours on trying to get this heel to work.....please help.

DROPS Design 01.10.2014 kl. 15:23:

Dear Barb, before starting heel you have to cut the strands and then work diagonal heel over 1st and 4th needle starting with 1 row red, 1 row off-white - see below. If you rather want to have a off-white st on this place, you may work it or embroider it with duplicate sts. Happy knitting!

Barb 27.09.2014 - 20:16:

Why can I not get the lines on the heel to match up with A3 pattern when I go back to knitting in the round after the heel is completed.

DROPS Design 29.09.2014 kl. 09:27:

Dear Barb, heel should be worked as follows : 1 st red, 1 st off-white, repeat A.3 a total of 6 times increasing 1 st after the first 18 sts (= you will work A.3 6 times + 1st st in A.3 to get both sides the same), 1 st off white, 1 st red (= 41 sts). Happy knitting!

Susan Burns 13.08.2014 - 16:15:

We are using this pattern in my knitting group to make Christmas stocking, but we are having trouble understanding and following the heel instruction's. I have now decided to knit this part separate and I have worked the first four rows. When it says continue until you have 18sts remain in the middle of needle, I don't understand what to so to achieve this? Do I continue knitting less stitches so the next row would be 3sts remain? Thanks

DROPS Design 14.08.2014 kl. 12:30:

Dear Mrs Burns, this pattern uses the technique of the diagonal heel, it is worked as shown in the video below. Happy knitting!

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