Hexagon Stocking

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Socks
Designer: 
Norah Gaughan

The interplay of two colors and geometric construction makes the Hexagon Stocking a fun new way to welcome Father Christmas.


Finished Size

Approximately 14” around x 21” long to tip of toe


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort (100 grs), #9793 Boysenberry Heather (A) and #9745 Filbert (B)

Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm)

2 St markers

Tapestry needle


Gauge

20 sts = 4”;  27 rows = 4” in St st

1 Hexagon = 4½” across from one flat side to the other

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Hexagon #1 – 1 on diagram (Make 6)

With straight needles, using A, cast on 68 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  K1, * k2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end k1 – 56 sts.

Row 4:  Knit.  Change to B.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Purl.  Join A.

Row 7:  With B, k1, * with B, k2 tog, with A, k1, (with B, k1, with A, k1) twice, with B, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end with B, k1 – 44 sts.

Row 8:  With B, knit.

Row 9:  With B, k1, * k2 tog, k3, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end k1 – 32 sts.  Change to A.

Rows 10, 11 and 12:  With A, purl. Join B.

Row 13:  With A, k1, * with A, k2 tog, with B, k1, with A, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end with A, k1 – 20 sts.  Fasten off B.

Row 14:  With A, purl.

Row 15:  Knit.

Row 16:  P1, (p3 tog) 6 times, p1 – 8 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 12” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Sew seam, sewing through 1 full stitch on each edge.


Half Hexagon #2 – 2 on diagram (Make 2)

With straight needles, using A, cast on 35 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  K1, * k2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * twice more, end k1 – 29 sts.

Row 4:  Knit.  Change to B.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Purl.  Join A.

Row 7:  With B, k1, * with B, k2 tog, with A, k1, (with B, k1, with A, k1) twice, with B, SSK, rep from * twice more, end with B, k1 – 23 sts.

Row 8:  With B, knit.

Row 9:  With B, k1, * k2 tog, k3, SSK, rep from * twice more, end k1 – 17 sts.  Change to A.

Rows 10, 11 and 12:  With A, purl. Join B.

Row 13:  With A, k1, * with A, k2 tog, with B, k1, with A, SSK, rep from * twice more, end with A, k1 – 11 sts.  Fasten off B.

Row 14:  With A, purl.

Row 15:  Knit.

Row 16:  P1, (p3 tog) 3 times, p1 – 5 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 6” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Fasten off. 


Hexagon #3 – 3 on diagram (Make 4)

With straight needles, using B, cast on 68 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  K1, * k2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end k1 – 56 sts.

Row 4:  Knit.  Change to A.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Purl.  Join B.

Row 7:  With A, k1, * with A, k2 tog, with B, k1, (with A, k1, with B, k1) twice, with A, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end with A, k1 – 44 sts.

Row 8:  With A, knit.

Row 9:  With A, k1, * k2 tog, k3, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end k1 – 32 sts.  Change to B.

Rows 10, 11 and 12:  With B, purl. Join A.

Row 13:  With B, k1, * with B, k2 tog, with A, k1, with B, SSK, rep from * 5 times more, end with B, k1 – 20 sts.  Fasten off A.

Row 14:  With B, purl.

Row 15:  Knit.

Row 16:  P1, (p3 tog) 6 times, p1 – 8 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 12” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Sew seam, sewing through 1 full stitch on each edge.


Half Hexagon #4 – 4 on diagram (Make 2)

With straight needles, using B, cast on 35 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  K1, * k2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * twice more, end k1 – 29 sts.

Row 4:  Knit.  Change to A.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Purl.  Join B.

Row 7:  With A, k1, * with A, k2 tog, with B, k1, (with A, k1, with B, k1) twice, with A, SSK, rep from * twice more, end with A, k1 – 23 sts.

Row 8:  With A, knit.

Row 9:  With A, k1, * k2 tog, k3, SSK, rep from * twice more, end k1 – 17 sts.  Change to B.

Rows 10, 11 and 12:  With A, purl. Join A.

Row 13:  With B, k1, * with B, k2 tog, with A, k1, with B, SSK, rep from * twice more, end with B, k1 – 11 sts.  Fasten off A.

Row 14:  With B, purl.

Row 15:  Knit.

Row 16:  P1, (p3 tog) 3 times, p1 – 5 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 6” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Fasten off. 


Heel Pentagon – H on diagram (Make 1)

With straight needles, using B, cast on 57 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit.

Row 2:  Knit.

Row 3:  K1, * k2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * 4 times more, end k1 – 47 sts.

Row 4:  Knit.  Change to A.

Row 5:  Knit.

Row 6:  Purl.  Join B.

Row 7:  With A, k1, * with A, k2 tog, with B, k1, (with A, k1, with B, k1) twice, with A, SSK, rep from * 4 times more, end with A, k1 – 37 sts.

Row 8:  With A, knit.

Row 9:  With A, k1, * k2 tog, k3, SSK, rep from * 4 times more, end k1 – 27 sts.  Change to B.

Rows 10, 11 and 12:  With B, purl. Join A.

Row 13:  With B, k1, * with B, k2 tog, with A, k1, with B, SSK, rep from * 4 times more, end with B, k1 – 17 sts.  Fasten off A.

Row 14:  With B, purl.

Row 15:  Knit.

Row 16:  P1, (p3 tog) 5 times, p1 – 7 sts.  Break off yarn leaving a 12” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needle.  Pull up tightly and secure.  Sew seam, sewing through 1 full stitch on each edge.

Sew all hexagons, half hexagons and heel pentagon together following diagram.


Foot

With RS facing, using dpn’s and A, beg between 2 half hexagons #2, pick up and k76 sts around lower edge of all hexagons and half hexagons.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Divide sts on dpn’s and purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd (2 Garter ridges).  Join B and knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 1:  With B, k31, SSK, k10, k2 tog, k to end – 74 sts.

Next Rnd:  * With B, k1, with A, k1, rep from * around.

Dec Rnd 2:  With B, k30, SSK, k10, k2 tog, k to end – 72 sts.  With B, knit 1 rnd.  Change to A.

Dec Rnd 3:  With A, k29, SSK, k10, k2 tog, k to end – 70 sts.  With A, purl 1 rnd (1 Garter ridge).  With A, knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 4:  With A, k28, SSK, k10, k2 tog, k to end – 68 sts.  Join B.

Next Rnd:  * With B, k1, with A, k1, rep from * around.  Fasten off B and work even in St st with A until piece measures 4” above last Garter Ridge.  Redistribute sts with 17 sts on first and third needles and 34 sts on second (middle) needle.  Join B and knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd (1 Garter ridge).

Shape Toe:  Dec Rnd 1: With B, k15, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k30, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k15 on third needle – 64 sts.  Purl 1 rnd. (Second Garter ridge).  With A, knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 2:  With A, k14, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k28, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k14 on third needle – 60 sts.

Next Rnd:  * With B, k1, with A, k1, rep from * around.

Dec Rnd 3:  With A, k13, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k26, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k13 on third needle – 56 sts.  With A, knit 1 rnd.  Change to B.

Dec Rnd 4:  With B, k12, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k24, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k12 on third needle – 52 sts.  With B, purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd (2 Garter ridges).  Change to A.

Dec Rnd 5:  With A, k11, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k22, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k11 on third needle – 48 sts.  Purl 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 6:  With A, k10, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k20, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k10 on third needle – 44 sts.  Purl 1 rnd (2 Garter ridges)  Change to B and knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 7:  With B, k9, k2 tog on first needle; SSK, k18, k2 tog on second needle; SSK, k9 on third needle – 40 sts.

Next Rnd:  * With A, k1, with B, k1, rep from * around. Fasten off A and knit 1 rnd with B.  Sl 10 sts of first and third needles onto same needle (20 sts on each of 2 needles).  Break off yarn leaving a 16” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and, holding needles parallel, weave sts together using Kitchener St.  Optional:  Toe may also be bound off using a 3-needle bind-off.

Hanging loop:  With straight needles, cast on 28 sts.  Work even in Reverse St st for 1”, end on WS.  Bind off.  Fold piece in half widthwise and sew bound-off and cast-on edges tog.  Fold loop in half with 2 ends tog and sew to top of stocking at heel edge.