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Mini Mochi

Mini Stocking Ornament

Designed by Cathy Campbell for Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  This cute little stocking ornament knits up quickly and is great for hanging on a tree, in a window, or for presenting small gifts, like gift cards or candy.

Level:  Intermediate (Basic sock knitting, short row heel with wrap and turn method and 2-color ribbing techniques used)

Size: approx. 5½" in circumference and approx. 5" long


Note:  1 ball will yield 3 mini stockings.

Gauge:  7½ sts=1" on St st

Abbreviations:  CC- contrasting color; CO- cast on; Dpn- double-pointed needle; K- knit; K2tog- knit 2 sts together; MC- main color; P- purl; Rem- remaining; Rnd- round; RS- right side (outside of piece); Sl- slip; Ssk- slip, slip, knit (slip 1 st knitwise, slip the next st knitwise, then slip both back on left needle and knit together); St(s)- stitch(es); St st- Stockinette stitch; w&t- wrap and turn (see instructions below); WS- wrong side (inside of piece); wyib- with yarn in back; wyif- with yarn in front

Wrap & Turn (w&t)
This technique is used to prevent holes when working short rows. 
When you go back to work on these wrapped sts later, you will knit the st and the wrap(s) together.
On RS, bring yarn to front, sl1, bring yarn to back, sl st back to left needle, turn.
On WS, bing yarn to back, sl1, bring yarn to front, sl st back to left needle, turn.

The top cuff is worked in k1 x p1, alternating between the yarn end from the inside of the ball and the outside of the ball. 
The end from the inside of the ball is the MC and the end from the outside of the ball is the CC.

With CC, CO 50 sts.  Work the following rib back and forth on 2 dpn's:
Row 1 (RS):  With MC, (k1, sl1 wyib) to end of row.  Starting back at beg of row with CC, (sl1 wyib, p1) to end of row.
Row 2 (WS):  With MC, (sl1 wyif, p1) to end of row.  Starting back at beg of row with CC, (k1, sl1 wyif) to end of row.
Work this rib for 1", ending with a Row 1 (RS row).

Begin Leg:
Divide sts on 4 dpn's.  Using MC only, join and begin working in the rnd.
Rnd 1:  Ssk, (k4, k2tog) 7x, k2, k2tog, ssk. [40 sts]
Make sure you have 10 sts on each dpn.  Continue to work even in MC, knitting all rnds in St st until piece measures 3" from cast-on edge.  K30 sts of next rnd.

Begin Heel:
Heel will be worked back and forth over the last 10 sts and the first 10 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  K19, w&t.
Row 2 (WS):  P18, w&t.
Row 3:  K17, w&t.
Row 4:  P16, w&t.
Row 5:  K15, w&t.
Row 6:  P14, w&t.
Row 7:  K13, w&t.
Row 8:  P12, w&t.
Row 9:  K11, w&t.
Row 10:  P10, w&t.
Row 11:  K10, k wrap and next st tog, w&t.
Row 12:  P11, p wrap and next st tog, w&t.
Row 13:  K12, k wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 14:  P13, p wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 15:  K14, k wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 16:   P15, p wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 17:  K16, k wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 18:  P17, p wraps and next st tog, w&t.
Row 19:  K18, k wraps and next st tog, k20 from other 2 dpn's, k10 from last dpn, making sure to knit wraps on rem wrapped st.

Change back to working in the rnd over all sts.  Knit 12 rnds.

Begin Toe Decrease:
Dec Rnd:  K7, k2tog, k2, ssk, k14, k2tog, k2, ssk, k7.  [36 sts]
Knit 2 rnds even.
Dec Rnd:  K6, k2tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k2, ssk, k6.  [32 sts]
Knit 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd:  K5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog, k2, ssk, k5.  [28 sts]
Knit 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd:  K4, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4.  [24 sts]
Knit 1 rnd even.
Dec Rnd:  K3, k2tog, k2, ssk, k6, k2tog, k2, ssk, k3.  [20 sts]
Dec Rnd:  K2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2.  [16 sts]
Dec Rnd:  K1, k2tog, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, ssk, k1.  [12 sts]
Dec Rnd:  K2tog, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, ssk.  [8 sts]

Sew up rem sts with yarn needle.  Sew up rib seam on WS of stocking.

Hanging Loop:
Take 2 strands of Mini Mochi, each approx. 8" long.  Twist together.  Trim as desired.  Fold in half and let piece twist on itself.  Tie each end.  Sew each end to top corner of stocking.

Weave in all ends.

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November 2011