Marauder's Socks by Lisa K. Ross

Marauder's Socks

October 2021
Light Fingering ?
38 stitches and 37.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork in the round on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Adult Medium (Adult Large), Leg/Foot Circumference: 9 (9¾) in. / 23 (25) cm x Foot Length: 9¾ (10½) in. / 25 (26.5) cm x Leg Length: 7¾ in. / 19.5 cm, Designed to be worn with 0–1 in. / 0–2.5 cm negative ease
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While being out of bed after hours or sneaking around the grounds is forbidden at Hogwarts, this rule does not bother those who are privy to the secrets of the Marauder’s Map. The brainchild of Moody, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, Fred and George Weasley attribute much of their after-hours success in rule breaking to this secret map stolen from Filch’s office. Graphic artist Miraphora Mina, who created the map for the films, said, “It was designed by four cunning kids who were smart and knew what they were doing.” Mina and Eduardo Lima gave the map multiple layers, “Because Hogwarts does feel like it just goes on and on. That was the impression I got from the descriptions of the school, that it was kind of boundless. We felt the map had to have a three-dimensional for to give it the sense that every time you unfolded it, you could be going down to another layer of the school and there could always be another layer that you haven’t discovered yet.”

Manage your mischief in these top-down stranded colorwork socks! After an easy 1 x 1 ribbed cuff, half of the magical spell that opens the map is worked across the front of each leg combined with tiny footprints and magical starbursts. After an Eye of Partridge heel, the mischief managed counterspell is secretly knit into the sole. Kitchener stitch grafts the toe stitches together seamlessly, muffling your footsteps as you solemnly swear to be up to no good.