Dumbledore's Warm Socks
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury, 1997), Dumbledore laments that he has once again received books for Christmas, when what he really wanted was a pair of warm, woolen socks.
Dumbledore’s Warm socks are designed especially for spending long hours in ancient, drafty castles. They are worked primarily in a specked rib pattern, whose heavy texture promises warm feet. Near the top of the sock, the initials “A P W B D” - for Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore - are worked across the front of the sock in contrast color using duplicate stitch on a back-ground of stockinette-stitch squares fitted neatly into the specked rib pattern.
These socks require 2 50g balls of yarn in the main color and one 50g ball of yarn in the contrast color for all sizes.
These socks are worked from the toe up with a short-row heel.
Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rows = 4” in St st; 40 sts and 44 rows = 4” in Seeded Rib, relaxed.