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Socks for the Deputy Headmistress

Dreams in Fiber
Erica Lueder's Ravelry Store
Knitting
July 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Inspiration:
Minerva McGonagall is one tough lady and one of my favorite characters from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, I always wondered what type of socks she would wear while teaching her students Transfiguration. I ended up going with this stitch pattern because of the simple elegance and because I thought it might speak to her normally hidden girly-side.

Consisting of a knit and purl pattern, the sock is knit from the cuff down and features an eye of partridge heel flanked on either side by garter stitches.

Sample socks were test knit and photographed by the lovely Absinthia - a big Thank you to her :)

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