Handmade holidays are the best kind of holidays. I want to share my love of holiday knits with you with a knit-along! I recently appeared on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell to teach how to knit the Southwest Stockings. This pattern can make either a Christmas stocking or a pair of cozy socks and I'd love to work on them with you. I've even got a few more tricks up my sleeve that I'll show you along the way. I hope you'll join me for the Southwest Stockings KAL!
What's a KAL?
A knit-along, or KAL, is a virtual sit-and-knit. We're all going to make the same project during a set timeframe and I'll show you how to do it! I hope you'll join me. Continue reading to see more details and decide if you'd like to knit the Southwest Stockings with me.
Step 1: Pick your project
Which project would you like to knit?
- Christmas Stocking using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe
- Cozy Socks using Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe
The Southwest Stockings are a design that is unique to Ewe Ewe Yarns. Using the same pattern you can make two very different items! The secret's in the yarn. Use Baa Baa Bulky to create a big bright Christmas stocking OR change to a smaller needle size and Wooly Worsted yarn to a squishy pair of socks for yourself. It's super fun!
Download the pattern:
Get the Southwest Stockings pattern FREE from The Knit Show with Vickie Howell >
Step 2: Choose your colors
Pick your color way. The best part about Ewe Ewe is that all of our yarn colors are planned to work together so you really can't go wrong. Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you to see the colors!
If you don't have a shop near you, I put together 7 color combo kit ideas that fit all different styles. Maybe you want to pick your own shades of Baa Baa Bulky yarn or make the Christmas Stocking in one of these:
Step 3: Knit Along!
We'll be learning great techniques like:
- Casting on to double-pointed needles
- Knitting with two colors of yarn (Fair Isle, color work)
- How to knit the heel flap and turn the heel of a sock
- Knitted decreases
- Kitchener stitch grafting for the toe of a sock
- Finishing, weaving in ends, and pom pom making
Here are our dates:
- October 26-November 8: Get your supplies! Find a yarn shop >
- Thursday, November 9: CAST ON! Learn how to knit color work.
- Tuesday, November 14: Sock heel flap and turning the heel
- Thursday, November 16: Decreasing for the toe and Kitchener stitch
- Tuesday, November 21: Finishing and pom pom making