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Magickal Quidditch Socks

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
270 - 350 yards (247 - 320 m)
S (M, L): 60 (68, 76) st; to fit Women’s US 6/7 (8/9, 10/11) shoe size
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A tribute to the Quidditch players of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, or to any sock-loving Muggle, these colorwork socks are knit from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset. The simple slipstitch technique requires working only one color at a time per row. Show your House colors with pride!

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, slipstitch colorwork, knitting in the round, grafting; this pattern includes both charts for the colorwork and full written instructions.

Size: S (M, L); 60 (68, 76) st; to fit 10 (11, 12)” calf, or Women’s US 6/7 (8/9, 10/11) shoe size; shown in size M.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yards/114g); 1 skein each, or approximately 215 (240, 265) yards MC and 70 (80, 90) yards CC. Sample shown in Baltic (MC) and Ginger (CC).

Other Materials: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns, or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (3); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 34 st and 48 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 36 st and 48 rows/4” in Checkerboard slipstitch pattern; 34 st and 68 rows/4” in Diamond Stripe slipstitch pattern, after blocking. Slipstitch colorwork is very dense; the slipstitch
rows are also somewhat difficult to measure, as one slipped stitch represents two rows. The best way to measure for fit is to try on the sock.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or commentary, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.

The wonderful yarnies at Happy Knits have put together a blog post with many beautiful color combo suggestions for the Magickal Quidditch Socks - pop over and be inspired!