Slytherin Socks

It took a long time but I finally finished the socks for Amelia, my Hogwarts Sock Swap TWO pal. We had exchanged emails at the beginning of the swap where she indicated that, because she received a pair of Gryffindor socks in the previous swap, she was open to receiving a pair of socks in another house’s colors.

Based on her feedback and comments, I decided to knit a pair in Slytherin House colors. My original plan was to knit a pair of Nagini socks. However, I got the feeling Amelia was interested in knitting that pattern herself someday, so I decided to design something new for her.

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I still need to work out a few last details (and pick a name!), but I plan to have the pattern available next year. My holiday and charity knitting have me busy until the end of this year.

(The lace has lots of texture, and thus far, 99% of my attempts to photograph it have failed. The above was the best result. Ugh.)

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Also, after all the work on the lace pattern, I have to confess that I actually prefer the wrong-side fabric. Crazy! : )


Pattern: mine (available in 2008) Size: Medium Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, Pine and Pewter Needles: Various brands US 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs Started: Sometime in August 2007 Completed: November 5, 2007

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13 Responses to “Slytherin Socks”

  1. Tanya Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 7:25 am

    Really great pattern!

  2. bellamoden Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 7:27 am

    I like the undulating columns of knit stitches! Very cool. Will you be showing the “right” side?

  3. Guinifer Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 8:15 am

    Yes – I’d like to see the other side as well. I love the pattern as you show it, so you’ve got me really curious.

  4. Miss T Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Great pattern!

  5. Chris Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 9:32 am

    They turned out great! I can already tell that’s a pattern I’ll want to knit. :)

  6. Christy Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 11:26 am

    they look great

    the red blockers make it look like holly berries or something poking thru the lace – very Christmasy, at any rate =]

  7. mrspao Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Those are brilliant socks! I love the design!

  8. Jeanne Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I like both sides. You could advertise the sock as being reversible.

  9. Opal Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    I love those socks! I eagerly await the release of the pattern, but hey! No pressure. ;-)

  10. Carrie K Says:
    December 5th, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    It does look very Christmassy. Wow, I love that rib surrounded by lace pattern.

  11. Connie Says:
    December 6th, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Can’t wait for the pattern!

  12. Nicole Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Cool pattern and great looking socks.

  13. trek Says:
    December 14th, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Looking good!

    My Number Guy keeps insisting that I make a contrasting heel flap – it sure adds interest.

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