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Michelle Hunter’s Christmas Stocking Trifecta

Knit a wonderful Holiday heirloom ... the "Christmas Stocking Trifecta"
by Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter!

Give a handmade gift that will be cherished for years to come with the Christmas Stocking Trifecta pattern from Knit Purl Hunter!

Each stocking starts with the same toe and heel, then you can choose to knit snowflakes, deer or snowmen on the leg. Finish with the special someone's name or the year it was made.

Michelle knit her stockings in Cascade 220, but we love Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Worsted for this project. We've put together two perfect traditional color combos in red, green and white ... see them below. Or choose a more modern holiday color scheme from the 27 colors we have in stock!

Make someone extra merry this Christmas!

PROJECT INFO

Brown Sheep Yarn at FiberWild!

Christmas Stocking Trifecta

by Michelle Hunter

This trio of traditional Christmas stockings take on a modern twist with toe up construction and a short row heel. Each stranded stocking has large color charts for easy reading. The pattern includes three separate stocking designs along with video support for all of the techniques. An alphabet chart is included to personalize your family heirloom!

Finished Sizes

12" leg circumference, 19" high from toe to cuff

Materials

3 x skeins of Nature Spun Worsted in 3 colors

NOTE: Each design uses three colors. When worked to gauge, the three balls will yield two stockings

Yardage

Approximately 275-330 yards

Needles

US 7 [4.50 mm] and US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles or double point needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge

20 st = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

YARN

Nature Spun Worsted

Brown Sheep's "Nature Spun" yarn is a soft worsted weight 100% wool great for warm accessories and felting. Made in the good 'ole USA!

We've chosen two perfect red-green-white combos to make color matching easy. For a sophisticated look choose: Natural, Enchanted Forest and Scarlet ... or for a brighter stocking go with: Snow, Irish Shamrock and Red Fox. If you have color questions give us a call ... we are happy to help!

Fiber Content

100% Wool

Yardage / Weight

245 yds in 100g

Gauge

20 sts over 4" on US 7 [4.50mm]

Care Instructions

Hand Wash, Dry Flat

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Building with Lace by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

Patty Lyons' Summer KAL

Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter's latest skill-building book ...
Learn lace knitting - featuring HiKoo's Rylie yarn - 20% Off!

Master lace knitting one section at a time.  Building with Lace is the third book from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter!

Building with Lace

This book has a carefully designed sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult patterns. Following the same format as Michelle’s earlier books, Building Blocks and Building in Color, Building with Lace is the long awaited addition to this educational series!

All patterns are supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction.

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Pattern

The shawl starts with a provisional cast on for an applied border. Following this, are nine progressive lace patterns with garter stitch edges and rows of garter stitch between each section to give them each a nice frame. Beads are used in one of the patterns and on the borders. Once finished, you will have a gorgeous sampler shawl to showcase your lace knitting skills!

Finished Size

22" wide by 72" long

Yardage

1260 yards (5 skeins)

Materials

5 x HiKoo Rylie (in one color)

Samples shown in Driftwood, Pearl and Kelp

Needles

24" US 6 [4.00mm] circular needles OR size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge

22 sts and 29 rows = 4" x 4" in Stockinette

Hooks

US F [4.00mm] crochet hook to cast on

US #12 or #14 [0.75mm or 1.00mm] crochet hook used for bead placement

Notions

628 x No. 6 seed beads
Removable Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Counter for keeping track of rows
Several yards of waste yarn for provisional cast on and lifeline

Skill Level

Easy - Intermediate

A note on beads: Beads are added in Section #5 and in the borders. Look for high-quality beads with a consistent barrel opening. Bring your yarn when purchasing the seed beads to ensure that a doubled strand will slip through the bead using the crochet hook.

Gauge is extremely important in this project from a yardage standpoint!  When knit to the recommended gauge, the shawl uses five skeins of Rylie with approximately 110 yards / 40g remaining. While the shawl doesn’t actually have to “fit”, properly sized stitches will use the recommended amount of yarn. Larger stitches use more yarn, potentially causing a shortage. Take the time to knit a swatch to assess the stitches, and change needle sizes if necessary.

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Yarn

HiKoo's “Rylie” is a unique, luxurious natural blend yarn. Linen adds a rustic look to Rylie, while the baby alpaca adds softness and the mulberry silk adds drape and a hint of sheen. Great for any season, this sport weight yarn would make a soft cozy shawl or fun unique top.

Fiber Content 50% Baby Alpaca / 25% Mulberry Silk / 25% Linen
Yardage / Weight 274 yds in 100g
Gauge 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 4 [3.25 - 3.50mm]
Care Instructions Hand Wash Cold, Dry Flat

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Best of Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter

New!  The best of Michelle's Knit-Along Designs...
Hardcopy, eBook or individual PDFs ... you Choose!

You already know about Michelle's hugely popular Progressive Needles Knit-Along series hosted over the last 4-5 years ... now, Michelle has collected her most popular KAL designs into one terrific book! The patterns have been re-knit in new yarns and fresh colors to tempt your needles!  But the best thing about the book is each design is supported by the super helpful videos on her website.

The hardcopy book and individual PDFs are available here at FiberWild.com, but the eBook is only available on Ravelry. Take a look at each amazing design below, get your project PDF, yarn, needles and notions right away ... check out the introductory video ...

Best of Knit Purl Hunter Designs


Michelle "Knit Purl" Hunter

A few years ago, Michelle pioneered the idea of an online knit-along that knitters around the world could participate in ... supported by the Ravelry community, video instruction and terrific patterns.  The Progressive Needles Knit Along has set the standard for these online gatherings.

A quote from her book ... "I have always considered myself the luckiest person alive because I have a career that combines my two passions - knitting and teaching.  I hope my passion brings success to your knitting and a thirst to broaden your knowledge.  We have lots of fun ahead of us!"

​Here at FiberWild, we feel honored to have supported Michelle over the last few years and hope you will enjoy her new book ... and making a project or two!

Oh, ... we almost forgot to tell you about the Pillow!