I have been searching Ravelry lately for a white on white cabled stocking pattern worked up in worsted weight wool.... but I couldn't find one that looked like what I had in mind. I had also recently seen this very beautiful cable, "Gingerbread Cable" on LionBrand.com. Thus, the "Gingerbread Cabled Stocking" pattern was born :).
|Photo Credit: Lion Brand Yarn|
I adapted the cable pattern to a 6 stitch cable (which I prefer) from the original 4 stitch cable. Here is my finished stocking:
The stocking pattern features a knit-in hem to reduce bulk and add a nice finished edge to the top of the stocking.
The Gingerbread Cable pattern is worked over 60 stitches until the desired length is reached (10" in the sample). I chose a short-row heel for this particular pattern, but you could insert whatever your favorite heel technique is!
I also chose to keep the instep stitches in pattern as I worked the toe, but you could knit them plain to match the heel.
I finished up the stocking by crocheting a chain to add the inside back of the stocking as a hanging loop, and then steam blocked the entire stocking. I hope your stocking makes you as happy as mine did! This pattern is available on Ravelry OR ....