Item description for Christmas Stockings: Holiday Treasures to Knit (Christmas) by Elaine Lipson...
Focusing solely on patterns and techniques for knitting Christmas stockings, these 18 eclectic projects are simple enough for the beginner and unique enough to interest experienced knitters who want to go beyond the traditional holiday stocking. Each step-by-step lesson is shown in full color and includes instructions and charts. Easy-to-knit alphabets are provided along with knitters' graph paper for personalizing and dating each sock. Also included are miniature sock patterns for decorating packages and holiday trees.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499004 ISBN13 9781931499002
Reviews - What do customers think about Christmas Stockings: Holiday Treasures to Knit (Christmas)?
A stocking for everyone Jan 6, 2008
The book has a nice variety of patterns for adults; there's only one pattern for a children's stocking, but it's adorable. The patterns are clearly written and well-illustrated. They're not written for a specific yarn, and the way they supply gauge information makes it easy to match the yarn of your choice to patterns; I found the yarn requirements to be very accurate.
If you find yourself wanting to knit different stockings to match the personalities of the people in your life, I recommend investing in this book, since it has something for everyone. The patterns range in difficulty from easy to quite challenging; I wouldn't recommend any of them to beginners, but anybody with a little knitting experience under their belt should be able to follow all of them. (I'm not a sock knitter and had never done intarsia before knitting the Diamonds in the Rough Argyle Stocking, but with careful attention to the instructions, had no problem.)
Excellent for all Knitters Jul 14, 2007
This book is well done and the layout is perfect for knitters of all abilities. I loved all the different pattern styles - you are sure to find that special stocking for that someone special in your life.
Christmas Stockings: 18 Holiday Treasures to Knit Jan 14, 2007
I like it! I'm knitting one of the stockings and plan to do more. I have also purchased a copy for a gift to my cousin...also a knitter!
Eh. Nov 17, 2006
I purchased this book here in October. It took a month to receive it. A few days before receiving it in the mail I had stopped at a local bookstore to see if they had a copy (I was desperate and needed patterns for this years stockings). I wasn't that impressed, I've definitely seen better. Sure, there are a couple patterns that are nice but I don't think it's worth the $. So I returned the book. I'm glad I had a chance to look at it before it finally arrived.
I'm also surprised to see the promise of 2 day shipping. If you're intending on getting this for some last minute Christmas knits, don't count on it.
For that Something Special for Someone Special Mar 16, 2006
I love to knit. My gift to new babies is a Christmas stocking. I think of it as a special blessing of this childs new life. While knitting on it I am thinking about all the love this child is going to have and the hopes for the child's future. This book has so many ideas. Everyone a winner. I can't wait to knit all of the stockings in the book.