by Erica Lueder
Yarn: Fingering Weight - approx 350-400yds. Sample sock knit with Socks that Rock Lightweight in the Harlotty Colorway.
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) – set of 2 Circular Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 36 sts per 4 inches (10cm)
CO 60 sts, divide evenly over 2 circular needles (30 sts each needle). Join for knitting in the round.
Work 20 rows of ribbing: *p2, k2, p1*
Begin the Wronky Rib Pattern for a total of 9 pattern repeats or until you have reached your desired length ending with row 4 or 8 of pattern.
Wronky Rib Pattern
(Repeat from * to *)
Row 1: purl
Rows 2-4: *p3, k2*
Row 5: purlRow 6-8: *p2, k2, p1*
The heel flap is worked using ndl 2; ndl 1is holding the instep sts. Knit the Garter and Slip Stitch Heel Pattern (36 total rows). This leaves 18 edge sts for pick up after the heel is turned.
Garter and Slip Stitch Heel
Row 1 (and all odd rows): k3, p to end
Rows 2,4,6,8,10,12: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3
Rows 14,16,18,20,22,24: p3, *sl 1, k1* to last 3 sts, k3
Rows 26,28,30,32,34,36: p3, *k1, sl 1* to last 3 sts, k3
With WS facing you,
Sl 1, p 15, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k3, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k5, ssk, k1, turn
Next row: sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1, turn
Next row: sl 1, k7, ssk, k1, turn
**continue in this manner until all sts are have been knit – there should be 16 heel sts left on the needle at this point.**
Using the ndl holding the heel sts (now referred to as ndl 1): pu 18 sts along the heel flap, pu 1 extra st between the heel flap and the instep (to close the gap), pm, k across half of the instep sts (15 sts) in pattern. Switch to the other needle (now referred to as ndl 2).
Using ndl 2: continue across second half of the instep sts (15 sts) in pattern, pm, pu 1 extra st between instep and heel flap (to close gap), pu 18 heel flap sts, continue to knit across half of the heel sts (8 sts)
**at this point there should be 42 sts on each needle**
Set up row:
Ndl 1: k across the heel and heel flap sts until you reach 2 sts before the marker, ssk, sm, continue to knit across the instep sts in pattern.
Ndl 2: k across the instep sts in pattern, sm, k2tog, k to end
Now we’re ready to get going on the gusset
Row 1: Ndl 1: k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, knit instep sts in pattern
Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k1, ssk, k to end
Row 2: Ndl 1: K to marker, sm, continue across instep sts in pattern
Ndl 2: k across instep sts in pattern, sm, k to end
**Repeat these 2 rows until there are 30 sts left on each needle (21 gusset rows total, not including the set-up row)**
Redistribute the sts so ndl 1 carries the instep sts and ndl 2 carries the sole sts.
Continue knitting in pattern (ndl 1: the Wronky Rib Pattern, ndl 2: St st) until you have reached your desired length ending with row 1 or 5 of the Wronky Rib Pattern.
Decrease rounds are knit as follows:
*k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1*
Row 2: knit
Row 3: decrease (26 sts per ndl)
Row 4: knit
Row 5: decrease (24 sts per ndl)
Row 6: knit
Row 7: decrease (22 sts per ndl)
Row 8: knit
Row 9: decrease (20 sts per ndl)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: decrease (18 sts per ndl)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: decrease (16 sts per ndl)
Row 14: knit
Row 15: decrease (14 sts per ndl)
Row 16: decrease (12 sts per ndl)
Row 17: decrease (10 sts per ndl)
Cut yarn leaving a 10 inch tail and weave through remaining sts using the
CO: cast on
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
p2tog: purl 2 stitches together
pm: place marker
pu: pick up
sl 1: slip one stitch as if to purl
ssk: slip, slip, knit
St st: Stockinette Stitch
There are so many things to love and enjoy about the Weasley Family as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. One of the things that I like best is the way they adapt what they have to best suit their needs. Their home is a perfect example of this - when more room is needed, build up and don’t worry about keeping all the lines straight and tidy!
NOTE: Sample sock was test knit by the lovely Bea Binney (yarnpig on Ravelry). All photos shown in pattern were taken by her. Thanks Bea!