Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Sweater Stockings

12.12.2012

Sweater Stockings

Today Melissa has a canvas photo tutorial for Handmaking the Holidays.

This is the fourth Christmas my husband and I are going to spend together, and I finally decided on what kind of stockings I wanted. I had this weird thing where I didn't want to make some if I was going  to have more kids and then couldn't make matching stockings. Well, I finally decided on sweater stockings because I'll always be able to find sweaters at thrift stores. I hang them up with our curtains because our "mantle" is on the shelf above. I used Madmim's perfect stocking pattern.
I went with basic colors and am really happy with which sweaters I chose. I found a cream sweater with a black snowflake detail, a white and metallic gray sweater, and a cream cardigan. (Don't laugh at my cardboard pieces inside the stockings. The cardboard I used wasn't wide enough to fit.)
My favorite one is the cardigan stocking. I love thee buttons up the front!
The white and metallic sweater looked great from the inside and outside (just the colors would switch), and I couldn't decided which side to use. I made a fourth stocking, so I could use the other side of the pattern. I'll just keep one in storage until the next child.

5 comments:

  1. WOW- I LOVE this idea- I've never heard of sweater stockings before. Not sure the kids will go for it, but I'm going to have to do this. Now I just have to review your info on which needle, stitch, etc, to use on knits like this.

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  2. LOVE the stockings you made, you are so darn creative! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Love LOVE this idea. I was having the same conundrum on stockings, and you have solved it! Great idea.

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  4. Love these! How cute! They all go together but each one is unique. And you'll never get tired of the neutral colors. Easy to add to like you had hoped.

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