Merry Knitmas! New holiday knitting patterns

I have a pattern (or two, depending on how you look at it) in the new Knit Picks book, Merry Knitmas.

Aren’t they sweet? It’s a choose your own adventure pattern. I wanted to offer a choice of cuff motifs that looked fairly traditional. Three hanks of Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky can be knit up into two coordinating stockings.

I love how they styled these. Very homespun Americana. I love everything about these stockings. Christmas stockings are great first socks, because big yarn means that they knit up quickly. And you only have to knit one, so there’s no Second Sock Syndrome. The stubby toe on the short leg makes me smile. And you can’t even see where I snipped the yarn, frogged half the leg, and grafted it back together.

This is what they looked like when they came back from the test knitter, oops! I couldn’t show you yet when I posted about my grafting adventure this summer.) Not the proportions I intended.

And look: They’re on the cover!

The Merry Knitmas Collection has patterns for these stockings and a lot more holiday home fun! You can order it as a hard copy book, or as a pdf download from the Knit Picks site.

I’m having a little giveaway. Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me who you want to knit these stockings for. I’ll do a random drawing on October 18, and the winner will receive the Merry Knitmas e-book. Ready? Go!

17 responses to “Merry Knitmas! New holiday knitting patterns

  1. Merry Christmas! I’d like to knit one of these stockings for each one of my 4 children! Ho ho ho.

  2. I would love to knit three of them. My brother and his two boys (they went through a painful divorce and I’d like to give them a new Christmas tradition to help them move forward)

  3. I will knit these for my adult children and their partners. Gorgeous and fun.

  4. These are so cute. I want to know them for my husband and youngest grandson

  5. I’d knit these for me, doi.

  6. Cute! I was in Indigo yesterday and they had a bunch of chunky knit stockings… all I could think was how quick they’d knit up!

  7. My new son-in-law needs a stocking. One of these would be perfect. He would love that his would be the biggest one in the family.

  8. Steff Macdonald

    My two sons are far away, one in Santa Fe and the other in Montreal. I am back in Hawaii and these will make them feel we’re back at our old home in Portland, Oregon.

  9. I would love to knit the stockings for my daughter and her family.

  10. Congratulations Michele!! Very cool Holiday stockings!!

  11. Love the stockings, they are so sweet! I would knit a stocking for my mom, who taught me (and my sister) to knit and is the only person in our family who doesn’t have a hand knit stocking. She deserves one more than anyone! Her stocking would definitely be in red, white, and black – her favorite color scheme.

  12. I love the stockings and would knit one for each of my children – even though they are grown up!

  13. I would knit for my son and me. They would be a challenge outside my comfort zone

  14. I would knit them for my grandchildren. They will love them!

  15. Erin (Leslie) Gordon


  16. Knitting these pattern for family would be a great joy. Reducing the size and making miniature for the tree would be great fun.