Considered by some to be a boring part of the Christmas world, the humble stocking and the things that commonly fill it, a satsuma, chocolate, and socks, are often under-utilised and under-appreciated. The size-constraints of filling a stocking can provide an interesting challenge, and the things thought to be boring, like socks, can be an opportunity to gift someone warmth and love. A handmade stocking and pair of socks, as detailed in the pattern below, can be a way to transform this aspect of Christmas into a favourite part.
For a stocking pattern we recommend this one from Merchant & Mills
And for the socks we recommend this pattern from Loop
Or, if you don’t fancy making socks, here are some favourite stocking filler ideas from Selvedge.
(From Top to Bottom: Labour & Wait Natural Wool Socks £16, Toast Fair Isle Wool Socks in Frost Green/ Brown £22, Rove Knitwear Women's Wool Socks in Burgundy £28)
(From Top to Bottom: Kleen Lavender Love £9.50, Claus Porto Banho Citron Verbena £14, Le Labo Santal 33 Scented Body Bar £34)