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I knit this stocking flat A) because I don't enjoy knitting in the round andB) because I think it gives greater flexibility in working fairisle and other intarsia designs. I tend to work it on double pointed needles because during heel shaping you need to switch from working one side to the other. You can knit it on regular needles but slide the work across onto a second needle at appropriate time. Apart from the stocking top it is worked in stocking stitch (knit on right side and purl on reverse) Materials:oddments of yarn. Cast on 25 sts, **(27 if knitting one of the stranded designs charted below)rows 1 - 3: knitrow 4: (right side) begin pattern from charts below (if required)work a total of 14 rows of pattern ending with a wrong side row. Start at the bottom of the chart for the pattern charts Heel shaping:I like to use different coloured yarn to accentuate heel. row 51: purl Making Up: Cut work from the ball leaving a long end for sewing up. Copyright © Julie Williams 2005.