Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Growing up, we would get blizzards on or before Halloween. To counter this, my mom would make costumes for my brother and me that were two sizes too big so we could wear our snowsuits under them to stay warm. Some Halloween’s were so cold here in Edmonton that my mom would have to drive her car alongside us, so we had a place to warm up when it was -25°C out.
While I don’t go out trick-or-treating anymore, dang, adulthood, Halloween is still my favorite. We hand out candy to the cute kids, I scare Curt with horror movies, and we binge on candy all night long.
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Hocus Pocus – Worked in the round, Hocus Pocus contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon 450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: The Brew
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.