Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hogwarts Sock Swap - Design Contest!

I almost don't want to post this because my pal will know at least part of her gift, but I can't refuse a chance to score points for my Slytherin classmates. I have never written a sock pattern before, so it's rudimentary, and it assumes that you know how to knit a toe-up sock, if you need assistance with the toes or heels I suggest checking out the Universal toe-up sock formula on Knitty.

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Dobby Style House SockMark


Materials:

fingering weight in your choice of two colors (Elann Peruvian Baby Silk in Cornflower and Mocha Cream pictured)
set of 5 size 0 DPNs (or one circular for magic loop or two circulars)

Gauge doesn't matter too much since it's not going on a foot, but mine is 11 stitches and 14 rows in a one inch square.

Finished size is just over 1" wide on the leg portion and 13.25" long from toe to toe.

There was an error in the second toe's decrease rounds, the correction is in bright red. Whoops!

Directions:

My preferred toe-up sock method may vary from what you use, so the first part can be changed to suit your needs.

Provisionally cast on (I use a long-tail provisional cast on, you can use a crochet chain if desired) 6 stitches with color 1 onto one of your DPNs. Since the provisional long tail creates your first knit row, purl the next row, then knit the following row. Pick up the stitches from the cast on edge onto another DPN (making sure you have 6 stitches on each needle), removing waste yarn, and continue to knit around the picked-up stitches. You can continue to work with your stitches on only 2 DPNs if desired, or you can divide them onto 4 DPNS. I divided mine after completing the toe.

Next round, K1, M1L, knit 4, M1R, K2, M1L, knit 4, M1R, K1
K one round
Repeat above two rounds, knitting 6, then 8 stitches in place of the knit 4, for a total of 24 stitches.

Switch to color 2 and knit 20 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and add your heel - mine is a short row one, with 3 wraps per side.
Switch to color 2 and knit 30 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit one round.
Switch to color 2 and knit 11 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 2 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 9 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 3 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 7 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 4 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 5 rounds.
Here is your center point, now the rounds reverse.
Switch to color 1 and knit 5 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 4 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 7 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 3 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 9 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit 2 rounds.
Switch to color 1 and knit 11 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and knit one round.
Switch to color 1 and knit 30 rounds.
Switch to color 2 and add another heel, making sure it's on the same side as the first.
Switch to color 1 and knit 20 rounds.

Switch to color two and work your second toe:

K one round
Next round, SSK, knit 8, k2tog, SSK, knit 8, k2tog
Repeat above two rounds, knitting 6, then 4 stitches in place of the knit 8, and kitchener your remaining toe stitches closed.

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As with all patterns, this is for personal use only. Please respect my creative copywright, ok?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Petunia Butterbeer said...

That is wonderful...how clever you are indeed. I absolutely love it and will be making some. Thanks so much for sharing

5:25 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

That is the coolest thing! Love it.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

This is just the CUTEST bookmark I have ever seen!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for designing this. I just might have to make more than one...what a great stocking stuffer! VERY CLEVER!

Slytherin gets MORE House Points!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Petunia Quafflepuncher said...

Best. Bookmark. EVER.

Perhaps a certain Ravenclaw shouldn't be seeing it *ahem* but the link was sent to me so I had to look ;)

Super fantastic!

11:15 PM  
Blogger agatha quafflepuncher said...

Brilliant!!!!! well done:-) I think my pal may get one of these too LOL!!!!!!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Suse said...

Oh, that is so - cute. I like it very much! I think that will be a wonderful christmas present (just starting... *lol*)

Thanks a lot for sharing!
Happy knitting
Suse

3:47 AM  
Blogger Me said...

this is very, very cute!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

4:47 AM  
Blogger gilraen said...

That is a wonderful pattern! Well done. It is a georgeous bookmark and very unSlytherin like of you to share your pattern ;), BUT Thanks a million. :)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Morganalou Ackerley said...

What a really clever idea!
I love it!

3:54 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern with us! I'll be making some for Christmas for sure.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Phoenix_chan54 said...

OMG that is so awesome! Totally making one of those after I finish all of my Christmas gifts!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Just awesome!
Must make one now.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Randy said...

This is the cutest thing, ever! Thanks for the pattern and idea!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Caitlin said...

Do you have a pattern for a no-wrap short row heel I could use? I get so confused with wraps!

8:47 PM  

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