Supplies
Any fingering weight sock yarn in the house colors of your choice
Set of 5 1½ (2.50 mm) DPNs
Darning needle

Gauge
32 stitches and 44 rounds per 4" (10.16 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking

Finished Measurements
One size fits most 4 to 6 year olds.

Abbreviations
K: Knit
P: Purl
SSK: Slip the next two stitches knit-wise then knit them together from the right hand
needle
K2tog: Knit two stitches together as though they are one stitch
P2tog: Purl two stitches together as though they are one stitch

Instructions
Cuff
Cast on 56 stitches.

Divide onto four DPNs, placing 14 stitches on each needle.

Join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Work 10 rounds of single (K1,PI) or double (K2,P2) ribbing, whichever you like.

Leg
Change to (K3,P2) ribbing, decreasing one stitch in the first round to get an appropriate
stitch count for the new rib.

Work for as many rounds as necessary for the length of sock desired, remembering that the heel flap will add 2" (5.08 cm) to the total length.

Heel Flap
Split the stitches so that 27 stitches are left aside for the instep and 28 stitches are retained to be the heel flap stitches.

The split should be made so that there are two purl stitches at each end of the instep stitches, and 3 knit stitches at each end of the heel flap stitches.

Knit the 28 heel flap stitches back and forth in stockinette stitch, slipping the first
stitch of each row purl-wise, until the heel flap measures 2" (5.08 cm), ending with a purl row.

Turn Heel
Row 1: (Knit row)K17, K2tog, K1, turn.

Row 2: Slip 1 purl-wise, P7, P2tog, P1, turn.

Row 3: Slip 1 purl-wise, knit to one stitch before the gap created by the turn of the previous row, K2tog, K1, turn.

Row 4: Slip 1 purl-wise, purl to one stitch before the gap created by the turn of the previous row, P2tog, P1, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until all the stitches from the heel flap have been worked.

Gusset
Split the heel stitches equally between two needles. The instep stitches should be split across two needles, also.

With the needle holding the latter half of the heel stitches pick up and knit 12 stitches from the edge of the heel flap beyond them.

Author's Note: It is best to pick up the back strand of the edge stitch, though you may need to pick up and knit some front strands also to make up the correct number of picked up stitches. The edge stitches should be twisted as they are picked up in order to avoid holes where the heel flap joins the gusset. It is also wise to pick up a strand from between the instep stitches and heel flap stitches, twisting this also, to avoid a hole occurring here (this should be the 12th stitch to be picked up).

Change needles and knit across the instep stitches in the (K3,P2) ribbing pattern, starting with two purl stitches.

Change needles and pick up 12 stitches down the other side of the heel flap.

The next needle becomes needle 1.

Round 1: Knit all stitches from needle 1, knit across needles 2 and 3 in (K3,P2) ribbing pattern, knit all stitches from needle 4.

Round 2: Knit to the last 3 stitches on needle 1, K2tog, K1. Knit across needles 2 and
3 in (K3,P2) ribbing pattern. On needle 4 K1, SSK, knit across remaining stitches.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until the stitch count has reduced to 55 stitches again.

Foot
Continue
knitting the sole stitches and working the (K3, P2) ribbing across the instep stitches until the foot measures the required length from the back of the heel, remembering that the toe will add approximately 1½" (3.81 cm) to the overall foot length.

Knit two rounds plain.

Toe
Round 1: On needle 1 knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1. On needle 2 K1, SSK, knit
across all remaining stitches. On needle 3 knit to the last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1. On
needle 4 K1, SSK, knit across all remaining stitches.

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until 27 stitches remain.

Repeat Round 1 only until 15 stitches remain.

Knit across the stitches on needle 1, again working a K2tog decrease and knitting the last stitch on the needle.

Place all stitches from needles 2 and 3 onto 1 needle, and all stitches from needles 1 and 4 onto 1 needle (7 stitches on each needle).

Break off the yarn leaving a 12" (30.48 cm) tail.

Thread this onto a darning needle and Kitchener stitch the remaining stitches together.

Finishing
Weave in all ends, first using the end at the top of the cuff to join together the first
and last stitches of the cast on so that the cast on edge becomes 1 continuous round.

Block on sock blockers or iron under a damp cloth.

Final Product

Socks for Little Wizards

Credit
Ann Kingstone's tutorial was taken with permission from ravelry.com. Also be sure to check out Anna's patterns for sale at her Etsy store, which include Hufflepuff Pride Socks, Durmstrang Socks, Luna's Moonlight Socks, Gryffindor Pride Socks, and Ravenclaw Pride Socks.





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