Diagon Ally Socks by Lori Wagner

Diagon Ally Socks

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 - 450 yards (343 - 411 m)
7 (7.75, 8.5)" /18 (19.5, 21.5) cm
This pattern is available for free.

The inspiration for these socks came from my love of all things Harry Potter. I imagined Mrs. Weasley magically knitting socks for her children before they left for Hogwarts to start off the school year! She would need to make quite a few pairs of them so the pattern needed to be easy to memorize yet entertaining. The Diagon Ally Socks begin with a twisted rib cuff that flows into a broken rib pattern. After a slip stitch heel is worked, a faux cable is created with yarn overs and decreases to give a sharp contrast to the broken rib and stockinette stitch design for the top of the sock while the sole remains in stockinette stitch. The toe of the sock is continued in stockinette and closed with the Kitchener stitch.

Finished Measurements
Foot circumference: 7 (7.75, 8.5)“ /18 (19.5, 21.5) cm
Cuff length: 6” (15 cm)
.5” (1.3 cm) negative ease recommended
Yarn
Lakshmi’s Dreams Sock Yarn (89% Wool, 11% Nylon/Polyamide; 437 yards (100 meters)/100 grams); color: Nordsee, 1 (1, 2) skeins
Needles
US Size 1 (2.25 mm): DPNs, or two 24” (60 cm) circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge
Notions
Tape measure or ruler
Yarn needle
Removable stitch marker
Gauge
34 sts and 48 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st in the round after wet blocking.
36 sts and 52 rows = 4” 10 cm in Broken Rib pattern in the round after wet blocking.