Supplies

1 skein of worsted weight yarn in the following colors: dark green, bright red, black and yellow

Note: The author used Le Yarn, by Pingouin, a wool/acrylic blend, and mentionned that 100% wool wouldn't wear as well.

Set of 5 US3 (3.25 mm) DPN needles (or the size you need to obtain the proper gauge)

Set of 5 US5 (3.75 mm) DPN needles (or the size you need to obtain the proper gauge)

Gauge

20 stitches per 4” (10 cm) and 6 1/2 rounds per 4” (10 cm)

Charts

House Elf Sock Chart - Green SockHouse Elf Sock Chart - Red Sock

Instructions

Green Sock

Cast on 60 stitches using US3 (3.25 mm) needles and green yarn.

Join in a round and work 2” (5.1 cm) in k1, p1 ribbing. Increase to 64 sts in the last round.

Change to US 5 (3.75 mm) needles and work from the first chart, joining colors where necessary and being careful to twist yarn when changing colors so as to not leave a hole.

Work 2 reps of the chart, then work 2 rounds in green, dec to 61 sts on the last round (or adjust to obtain desired length). Break yarn.

Heel

Sl first 16 sts onto one needle. Sl next 30 sts onto a second needle. Sl rem 15 sts onto first needle (31 sts on this needle.) Join green yarn.

Row 1: *k1, sl 1, being careful not to tighten yarn behind slipped st; rep. From * to last st, k1.

Row 2: k1, p to last st, k1.

Rep these rows 8 times more (18 rows total), dec 2 sts across last row.

Heel shaping (short rows)

Row 1: K 14, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 2: p 3, p 2 tog, p 1, turn

Row 3: k 4, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 4: p 5, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.

Row 5: k 6, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 6: p 7, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.

Row 7: k 8, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 8: p 9, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.

Row 9: k 10, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 10: p 11, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.

Row 11: k 12, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn.

Row 12: p 13, p 2 tog, p 1, turn.

Row 13: k 14, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1, turn. Break yarn.

Instep

Join yarn at base of heel.

Pick up and k 10 sts along side of heel flap, k across sts left from heel, pick up and k 10 sts along other side of heel flap.

K across the rem sts., and k 18 sts to centre of heel.

Divide onto three needles thus:

- First needle: half the heel sts, ten sts picked up along the side of heel flap, 1 st from instep (19 sts);

- Second needle: next 28 sts; third needle rem 19 sts (66 sts in rnd).

Instep Shaping

Knit to last three sts on first needle, k 2 tog, k 1; k across sts on second needle; k1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k to end. K 1 round even.

Rep these two rnds until there are 52 sts in round. Work even in St st until work measures as follows from where sts were picked up from instep:

- Sizes 5 and 6: 3” (7.6 cm)

- Size 7: 3 1/2” (8.9 cm)

- Size 8: 4” (10.2 cm)

- Size 9: 5” (12.7 cm)

- Size 10: 6” (15.2 cm)

Toe Shaping

Divide sts as follows: 13 sts on first needle, 26 sts on second needle, 13 sts on third needle.

Join black yarn.

K to last 3 sts on first needle, k 2 tog, k 1, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, work to last 3 sts on second needle, k 2 tog, k 1, k 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, k to end.

Work 1 round even.

Rep these last 2 rounds until there are 24 sts in round.

Divide sts onto two needles.

Break yarn, leaving a 12” end. Weave sts tog.

Red Sock

Work as for green sock, EXCEPT:

- Use red yarn;

- On last row of ribbing, inc to 65 sts;

- Follow second chart for the pattern.

Final Product

House Elf Socks

Credit

Ashwinder's pattern was taken with permission from bitchnmoan.net.





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