Jan 202012
 
Magickal Quidditch Socks

A tribute to the Quidditch players of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, or to any sock-loving Muggle, these colorwork socks are knit from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset. The simple slipstitch technique requires working only one color at a time per row. Show your House colors with pride! Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, slipstitch colorwork, knitting in the round, grafting; this pattern includes both charts for the colorwork and full written instructions. Size: S (M, L); 60 (68, 76) st; to fit 10 (11, 12)” calf, or Women’s US 6/7 (8/9, 10/11) shoe size; shown in size M. Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395 yards/114g); 1 skein each, or approximately 215 (240, 265) yards MC and 70 (80, 90) yards CC. Sample shown in Baltic (MC) and Ginger (CC). Other Materials: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns, or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (3); Yarn needle. Gauge: 34 st and 48 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 36 st and 48 . . .

Ravenclaw Socks

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Oct 192011
 
Ravenclaw Socks

Knitting has been slightly stalled during The Visit From The InLaws, but fortunately I’m back on track for WIP Wednesday. As Harry Potter fans know, the game of Quidditch is essential wizard sport, as well as a chance to don House spirit regalia. And as knitting Harry Potter fans may know, the Ravelry Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet House Cup is a group of knitting, wizardly fans of all things HP. The House Cup, as we call it, is constantly evolving to provide more ways to knit stuff and be fanlike. This semester our lovely HeadMistress and tireless staff have introduced BROOMs as a new way to earn additional points for one’s house in the Cup; there are acronyms, secrecy and general role-play fun. And in my case, there are Ravenclaw Socks:   Maybe I can get the second one started at Stitches East this weekend.

Sep 262011
 
Sailing To Byzantium

Sailing To Byzantium is a collection of designs inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople, designed for the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project 2011. Consisting of two shawls, mosaic colorwork socks, and three slipstitch colorwork accessories, the patterns may be purchased either separately or together in one e-book. See it on Ravelry, to read more and purchase the patterns.     

Mosaic Socks

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Sep 262011
 
Mosaic Socks

Slipstitch colorwork mosaic socks knit from the cuff down with heel flap and gusset. Part of the Sailing To Byzantium Collection. Techniques Used: Long-tail cast on, corrugated ribbing, slipstitch colorwork in five patterns, knit/purl, grafting. Experience Level: Intermediate. This pattern contains full written instructions, as well as charts for the slipstitch colorwork. Size: S (M, L): 72 (80, 88) st, to fit Women’s US 6/7 (8/9, 10/11) shoe size. Yarn: Malabrigo Sock. Gauge: 38 st x 48 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking. See it on Ravelry, to read more and purchase the pattern.