I am taking a Fairisle knitting class and this was my 2-week assignment!! We had to design our own stocking and knit 2-color for at least 10" before we work on the heel. My husband's "CUB" stocking has red, white, blue plus Christmas green/varigated. My white yarn was smaller than the blue, thus it lets the blue peek which I don't like, but am NOT going to frog!! I made the bear pattern myself and tried to copy a batter I found on the internet. There are baseballs w/stitching in between the bear & batter. We use worsted weight which is a little trying on my wrists.