Dobby Is Free Mini Sock Garland by Trysten Molina

Dobby Is Free Mini Sock Garland

October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Garland Length: approx 50 in. / 127 cm (between the two outer hanging buttonholes) x Full I-cord Garland Length: approx 64 in. / 162.5 cm x Sock Height: 5½ in. / 14 cm from cuff to toe
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Possibly one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter films, brave house-elf Dobby is trapped in a life of servitude until Harry Potter tricks Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby at the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. When Lucius unknowingly passes Dobby a sock (cleverly hidden by Harry), Dobby is automatically freed, and the ecstatic house-elf exclaims, “Master has given Dobby a sock … Dobby is free!” The first completely CGI major character in the film series, Dobby went through multiple iterations. Actors on set worked with a fully painted silicone life-size Dobby model that could be posed, as well as with the actor portraying his voice, Toby Jones, in full motion-capture gear.

Worked in the round from the top down, these mini socks use small amounts of yarn. Beginning with one color for the twisted rib cuff, contrast colors are used for the stripes, German short-row heel, and toe. The toe stitches are joined together seamlessly with Kitchener stitch, and the letters are added on after knitting with duplicate stitching. An I-cord garland with buttonholes for easy sock placement makes this a cheery decorative home accessory for any mantel, headboard, or wall.