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Slytherin Instarsia Socks

© Kaae

Supplies

1 skein of Arwetta Filcolana 80% merino wool and 20% nylon in black
1 skein of Arwetta Filcolana 80% merino wool and 20% nylon in gray
1 skein of Arwetta Filcolana 80% merino wool and 20% nylon in green
Embroidery floss in red, yellow & silver
Set of 5 US/1 ½ (2.50 mm) DPNs
Yarn needle

Finished Measurements

Approximately 7" (17.78 cm) in diameter, 9" (22.86 cm) long from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe, and 12" (30.48 cm) high from the top of the leg to the bottom of the heel.

Charts

Intarsia Chart

Intarsia Chart

Leg Ribbon Chart

Leg Ribbon Chart

Instructions

CO 78 sts with the black yarn.

Put 17 sts on needle 1, 20 sts each on needles 2 & 3, and 21 sts on needle 4.

Leg Ribbon
Start at the upper left-hand corner of the leg ribbon chart, and remember to keep the yarn on the purl side.

Knit the leg ribbon chart with the knit stitches in black and the purl stitches in gray.

Change to the gray yarn and knit 10 rounds.

Change to the black yarn and k1, p1, k15.

Intarsia
At this point you will be working back and forth instead of in the round on needle 1. Needles 2, 3, & 4 are still worked in the round.

When you are doing intarsia, you have to make sure to cross the yarns when changing colors.

Start in the upper left-hand corner of the intarsia chart, and remember to change your colors outside of the intarsia, as well.

Leg
Once you have finished working the intarsia chart, begin knitting in the round again.

K12 rounds using the green yarn.

Change to the black yarn and K12 rounds.

Change to the gray yarn and K4 rounds, while decreasing 8 sts. (70 sts)

Change to the green yarn and K9 rounds.

Pointed Heel
Rearrange your sts so that there are 13 sts on both needles 1 & 4.

Knit the round in green until you get to needle 4.

*On needle 4, k10, then change to the black yarn, k2 black, k1 green.

On needle 1, k1 green, k2 black, then continue the round in green.**

Change to the gray yarn and knit 10 rounds.

Round 1: Repeat from * to ** using the gray yarn in the place of the green.

Round 2: On needle 4, k8, p2, k2 in black, p1 in gray.

On needle 1, p1 in gray, k2 in black, p2 in gray.

Round 3: Repeat Round 2.

Round 4: On neele 4, k6, k2 in black, p2 in gray, k2 in black, p1.

On needle 1, p1 in gray, k2 in black, p2 in gray, k2 in black.

Continue in this manner until all of the sts on needles 4 & 1 are filled with the purl sts in gray and the knit sts in black.

Heel Flap
The heel flap is knit over needles 4 & 1.

Knit back and forward over one dpn only.

Right side (RS): (p2 in gray, k2 in black), repeat to end.

Wrong side (WS): (k2 in gray, p2 in black), repeat to end.

Remember to keep the yarn on the purl side,

Knit like this until you have got a square.

End with a purl side.

Heel Turn
Work in short-rows to shape the heel.

Remember to knit in the black and gray ribbon pattern from the heel flap if you want a ribbon heel turn. If not, knit in black only.

(RS) Sl 1 st knit-wise with the yarn in back, k15, ssk, k1, turn.

(WS) P5, p2tog, p1, turn

(RS)*Sl 1 st knit-wise with the yarn in back, knit to 1 st before the gap formed on the previous row, ssk using 1 st from each side of the gap, k1 turn.

(WS) Sl 1 st knit-wise with the yarn in front, p to 1 st before the gap formed on the previous row, p2tog using 1 st from each side of the gap, p1, turn.**

Rep from * to ** until all of the sts are knit.

Gussets
Pick up the sts along the selvedge edge of the heel flap and rejoin them for working in rounds as follows.

(RS) With needle 1, knit the heel sts, then with the same needle pick up 15 sts along the selvedge edge of the heel flap.

Knit needles 2 & 3, then pick up 15 sts on needle 4 along the other selvedge edge of the heel flap and knit the remaining heel sts with the same needle.

Knit one round.

Sharp Gusset
*With needle 1, knit to the last 2 sts, k2tog.

Knit needles 2 & 3.

On needle 4, ssk, knit the remaining sts.

Remember to knit the ribbon pattern.**

Repeat from * to ** 12 times. (60 sts)

Foot
*Change to the green yarn and knit 8 rnds.

Change to the black yarn and knit 12 rounds.

Change to the green yarn and knit 14 rounds.

Change to the black yarn and knit 8 rounds.

Change to the gray yarn and knit 4 rounds.**

Repeat from * to ** until the sock is at your little toe.

Toe
(Knit using the leg ribbon chart, while dec 4 sts every second row.) 10 times

*On needle 1, knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 on needle 2, k1, ssk, knit.

On needle 3, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

On needle 4, k1, ssk, knit.**

Repeat from * to ** 3 times.

Finishing
Close the toe by breaking the yarn, threading it through every st, and pulling it tight.

Use the embroidery floss to add detail to Slytherin's serpent.

Weave in loose ends.

Block the sock lightly.

Repeat for second sock.

Final Product

Slytherin Intarsia Socks

Credit

Kaae's tutorial was taken with permission from knittingbykaae.blogspot.com.

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