Gillyweed by Emily O'Brien


November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large) / 7 (8, 9)” [17.8 (20.3 , 22.9) cm].
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Now through January 2020 I am donating 50% of all of my Harry Potter inspired pattern sales to TSER, Trans Student Educational Resources.

With a mock cable panel inspired by the slimy Gillyweed plant, these socks are perfect for a long afternoon of weeding Venemous Tentacula in the Herbology green house. But they’re also the perfect pattern for a self striping yarn! The mock cable motif keeps the knit interesting, while still looking classy in striped yarn. This pattern includes both Toe-Up and Top-Down instructions so all sock knitters can unite and make some magic plant socks! The mock cable pattern is also provided in both charted and written instructions. It gets cold at Hogwarts, so make yourself some cozy Harry Potter themed socks!

Sizes / Sock Foot Circumference:
Sizes: Small (Medium, Large) / 7 (8, 9)” 17.8 (20.3 , 22.9) cm.
Choose to knit a size that has about ½” negative ease.

32 sts = 4”/10.16 cm stockinette

US 1 (2.25mm), 37” / 93cm circular needles or DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

300 yds/274 m (350 yds/320 m, 400 yds/366 m)

Sample is knit with Nomadic Yarns, Tweedy Sock in the Gillyweed colorway. The contrast heel in the sample is Teenybutton Studio Soft Sock in the Philosopher colorway.

Darning Needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Markers (optional)

The photos show a sock worked Top-Down with a contrasting heel flap.

The pattern is written for magic loop or Addi FlexiFlips. It can also be worked on on DPNs if that is preferred.

There are two PDFs included in the pattern, one for Top-Down Instructions, and one for Toe-Up Instructions.

The Instructions include a Wedge toe, which is a toe that works well for people whose biggest toe is their longest toe and all of their other toes get gradually shorter from there to form a point. This toe does make it so there is a Right and Left foot to your socks. If you don’t like this and prefer to wear your socks on whatever foot you want, you can work a standard Round Toe which is also included in the pattern.