This was knitted from a pattern found in an old Modern Knitting magazine from 1976.
It is knitted in Double Knitting yarn on every alternate needle, set at tension 6.
My first attempt and knitting it went wrong when I did the decreases as the rows just wouldn’t add up. I looked at it for ages trying to figure out where I’d gone wrong and was convinced that there was a mistake in the pattern. Then it dawned on me what I’d done wrong. The instructions say to count the needles that are out of work as stitches throughout, I had only been counting the ones that were in work. How daft am I?
Once I’d figured out my mistake it was easy to knit. After it comes off the machine you need to give it a good tug to even out all the stitches. The toe shaping looks a bit odd to me but I suppose once the stocking is filled with presents on Christmas morning nobody will be bothered about what the toe of the stocking looks like, will they?
Mine finished up measuring 27 inches from top to toe, with the foot part measuring about 11 inches long.
This is what the original looks like in the magazine:
Talk to you later,