With less than a week until Christmas it seems like a crazy undertaking to cast on a holiday knit. But, it never fails that a new baby is born in December, unexpected guests decide to show up for the holiday, or a box of decor gets lost over the summer. That’s where these fun and fast stockings come in. These recently released patterns use heavy weight yarn and large needles to create stunning stockings that will look beautiful hanging on your mantle. Or, if you know someone who recently bought their first home or got married, work up a pair for a gift.