Today’s Public Service Announcement: it’s pretty much Go Time if you’re dreaming of knitting somebody a Christmas stocking.
We are here to help. In particular, we point your attention to one of MDK’s most-knitted designs, the New Ancestral Christmas Stocking.
Hundreds and hundreds of these babies have found homes on mantels across the land. It’s a design that I based on the Christmas stocking of my childhood, and it warms my heart to see all the versions of it on Ravelry. When we first published the New Ancestral Christmas Stocking in our second book, we wondered how it would go.
A decade later, we see big stockings, small stockings, stockings with a superlong CHRISTOPHER wedged in there, neutral stockings, blue stockings, football team logo stockings, stripes, all-argyles, stockings that frankly look like somebody else’s pattern but who cares?
One stocking appears to have the dimensions of a sleeping bag.
What a blast to discover so many stockings that began with this pattern and ended up somewhere unique.
New for 2022: Fun Colorways
The MDK team has been working hard to bring you the very latest in Christmas stocking style.
Today, we’re launching new kits for this cheerful project, starring MDK Atlas yarn in three brand-new colorways.
We’ve got Ruby, of course.
And Spot. (Yes, these are MDK team pets who will be getting these stockings.)
We love this kit, hope you do too. It includes four skeins of MDK Atlas, enough to make two stockings if you’re OK with using the colors in a different order for your second stocking. The PDF pattern download includes the colorwork chart, the alphabet chart, and complete instructions.
A Stocking Knitalong Begins August 19
This is the sort of project that has an extremely specific deadline, so in the interest of encouraging completion, we’re planning a quick knitalong so you can get this thing done with a gigantic margin, allowing a lot of time for you to glory in the success of it all.
We’ll keep this Stocking-along to a quick two weeks, because a) it’s a quick knit and b) it feels great to finish this stocking so early in the season.
P.S. We Zoomed! The event recording is here.