I started a Christmas stocking for London when I took a class at Saratoga Needle Arts back in July. During the classes I knit all of the stocking, but then of course stalled out until December. The pattern is designed by the woman who was teaching the class. The red and green stripes towards the top are a twisted rib. The letters are duplicate stitched on after the stocking is finished. It was my first time doing duplicate stitch and I think it turned out quite well.
I did two hand, two color knitting for the trees, checkerboard. and holly. The little red holly berries are french knots--again a first for me. I used Cascade 220 Superwash in red, green, and white--maybe a quarter of each skein. Plenty left to make more stockings for our family!
I hope your holidays were fabulous and your new year is off to an amazing start!