Every year, in October, I find that sales of Christmas stocking patterns begin in earnest. For many places there is just the first hint of a nip in the air, and knitters allow themselves to think of the warm and lovely feelings that knitting brings to winter, and the joy of tradition and all things handmade.
For some people, one of the most traditional and comforting times for hand knits is at Christmas, when Christmas jumpers, both beautiful and novelty, scarves, hats and Christmas stockings are all in abundance.
So, as there will be a fair few Christmas stockings making their way onto the needles before December 25th, here’s a quick promotion for those early bird knitters and planners. Add both the Cool Stocking and the Star Stocking to your cart and you’ll automatically get both patterns for the usual price of one. That’s both stocking patterns for just $5.
The two stocking designs present the knitter with unchallenging colourwork: never are more than two colours used in a round in either pattern and there are no long stretches of stitches of any one colour, which ensures that floats are kept short and neat: all important when filling with presents so that your knitting remains neat and un-damaged: these stockings are designed to be practical as well as beautiful.
The two designs are worked in complimentary dimensions, so you can make a whole set of one design or mix and match. The traditional motifs of the Star Stocking evoke Christmases of the past, whereas the patterning of the Cool Stocking evokes the geometric play of frosted windows, with a playful lace top and snowy pompoms to compliment: this could be knit in any range of colours to suit the recipient, from a range of pinks to a monochrome scale of black through greys and white.
To take advantage of this offer simply add both the Star Stocking and Cool Stocking to your cart and purchase before midnight (GMT) on 31st October (no code necessary, discount will be automatically applied) , or click this link to add both items to your Ravelry Cart and have the offer automatically applied for you.
Happy (and warm) knitting to all, and hooray for the cooler weather meaning knitting and snuggling!