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Snape's Stockings

Knitting
July 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Inspiration:
Severus Snape is an often disliked and more often misunderstood character from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. Snape, as he is often simply referred to, is a very complex character that is woven into every facet of the story – both the good and the bad. This particular stitch pattern reminded me of the competing sides that Snape glides through effortlessly while at the same time, complimenting each other and creating a depth of fabric.

7/27/09 - Further instructions were added to the pattern regarding a Dutch heel option for those individuals who would like to knit something other than the original heel or would just like to be able to choose between them. The pattern now has instructions for a French and a Dutch heel turn/gusset

The photo of the black and white completed sock is courtesy of Absinthia - Thank you, Anna!

9/6/12: Pattern now available for download in French :D Jennifer, Nylwenn, was kind enough to provide a translation!