FO – Frosty the Snowman Christmas Stocking

I have finished and mailed off another family heirloom for a customer and friend. This stocking is the second one that I’ve knitted for her. The coolest part of the whole story is that her mother, now deceased, designed these stocking patterns for a very well-known stocking pattern company. Her mom had knitted stockings for the whole family and they’re trying to keep the tradition alive by knitting her mother’s patterns for new additions to the family. Cool, right?

The Frosty the Snowman stocking is relatively simple Intarsia knitting. A top hat wearing snowman who is holding a striped candy cane. My friend asked that I use angora as the pattern requires. With little bits of green for his scarf and mittens, black for buttons and hat, the most clever and my favorite piece of the design is the way she designed the candy cane – with white stripes on the red fabric and red stripes on the white. Sooo clever and it works so well!

What I don’t like about the Intarsia technique is weaving in the ends. The front looks so clean and clear but the back is bedlam! Each color across a row requires a different length of yarn and that means there are lots of bits of yarn dangling from the back. Every one needs to be woven into the reverse side of the stocking without being visible on the front. I also add the name in duplicate stitch on the front and then seam up the back and add a braided length of yarn to hang the stocking. Lots of work!

I was very happy with this stocking and I hope she is, too. I wish that their family has a very merry Christmas this year and every one after.

Gone knitting!

6 thoughts on “FO – Frosty the Snowman Christmas Stocking

  1. Intrasia. I tried making a pair of argyle socks with intrasia but I just can’t get the hang of it. The sock will be frogged and the yarn reused as stripes instead. Maybe some day I can get my head wrapped around which direction to drop the bobbin so that I don’t leave a hole and the yarn is in the right place – or not.


    • Hi Donna, These patterns are all copyrighted to Columbia Minerva. The woman that I made the stocking for is the daughter of the designer and they are in her private collection. I assume you’ve searched the internet, as I have, and they don’t seem to be available anywhere. It may be because the copyright, as I understand it, is for 50 years past the expiration or something like that. I’m sorry that I can’t help. It’s a true ethical dilemma! – Linda


  2. I have had this stocking for 60+ years.. My grandmother continued to knit them for my entire family. I’d love to have one next yeat for a grandchild. How much do you charge to knit the snowman stocking?


    • Hi Mariann, I am sorry that it took me so long to respond. I charge $300 plus supplies. These little stockings take a lot of time and that’s why the cost is so high; it’s all labor! Let me know if you’re interested and we can talk about colors and names.


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