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Do you love to use up pretty sock yarn leftovers or those fun advent minis? Have you been wanting to try a new technique, but don’t want to commit to a larger project? Tinier Stockings to the rescue!

There are 8 different options: plain, (mock) cabled, beaded, mosaic, Fair Isle, gansey, striped, and two-colour. Complete directions for each stocking option are on separate pattern pages and are both charted and written. They are perfect for gifts, Secret Santa presents, stocking stuffers, garlands, and gift tags.

These are entirely knitted in the round using the Magic Loop technique and are completely seamless, with a minimum of finishing and ends to weave in. The seed stitch hanging loops are worked right off the top of the cuff.


Approximately 3.5-4” (9-10 cm) tall (from toe to top of hanging loop).
Size will vary according to yarn selection and personal gauge.

--Fingering weight yarn: approx. 5-6g total, depending on yarn choice.
--Fair Isle, mosaic, striped stockings will need approx. 2.5-3g of each of two colours.
--Two-colour stockings will need approx. 3-4g of MC and 1-2g of CC.
--US 1 (2.25 mm) needles
--Tapestry needle
--Beads (optional)

Gauge is not critical, but it will affect the finished size of the stockings. You are aiming for a fairly dense, rather than a loose, knitted fabric.
Approx. 32 sts = 4” | 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Techniques include knit, purl, increases and decreases, knitting in the round using magic loop, casting on, Fair Isle (optional), knitting with beads (optional).


I love to see your finished stockings, so tag me @kniftypatterns on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or find me on Ravelry as KniftyPatterns.
Use #tinierstockings so I can see your projects...

Happy knitting!

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