Wicked Witch House Socks by Anna Schürmann

Wicked Witch House Socks

October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (back and forth)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
142 - 153 yards (130 - 140 m)
S, M, L
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These toe up house socks could easily belong to the Wicked Witch of the east.
If it wasn’t for a house, which famously landed on her in “The Wizard of Oz”, leaving only her legs with the black and white stockings and ruby slippers exposed.

There are two options for the toe section of the socks.
The first option is a “witchy” pointed and slightly curled shape
and the second option is a simple rounded shape, to keep with the slippers as seen in the movie.

The pattern comes in three sizes (S/M/L).
The length of each size can be further adjusted at indicated points in the pattern. The fit is a loose slipper fit, not a snug sock fit.
Size S should fit EU shoe size 35-37, size M 38-40 and size L 41-43.

Except for the shoes sizes all measurements are listed both in metric and in imperial/US units. For an overview of shoe sizes see:

The pattern contains short rows for shaping, intarsia colorwork, cables and surface crochet slip stitch for a neat finish.
Basic instructions for each method are included.

The colorwork method used in this pattern relies heavily
on the ability to change from one end of a double pointed needle to the other, therefore the pattern will not adapt easily to knitting on circular needles.

Tips and tricks:
Make sure to account for “growing” after the first wash by measuring gauge on a washed and dried sample.
You may also want to check the colored yarns for excess dye, to avoid the colors bleeding into the white wool when the socks are first washed. In my experience there is little to no color bleeding with the suggested yarns, but other yarns may differ.

Errata: The first Sentence of the Leg and cuff section needs to end in:
… and attach it (11/12/13)sts to the right of the spot where you cut the yarns.
This error is corrected in the current download version 2.0