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Dumbledore's Warm Socks

Knitting
July 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
573 yards (524 m)
7 1/4 (8 1/2, 9 3/4)" foot circumference and 8 1/2 (10, 11 1/2)" fool length from back of heel to tip of toe. Socks shown measure 8 1/2" food circumference

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.