*broom riders*

This pattern is part of *The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer year 1* e-book.
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Welcome to Witch & Wizard Academy! You are in Flying Class. As part of your lesson, you will be knitting a pair of socks that are perfect for broom riding. These socks are made for keeping your legs warm during midnight broom runs under the full moon. Time to practice your cackle!

Owl Experience Level: 3 OWLS (advanced)

Sizes: Knitted to your foot length, three calf sizes are provided: Small 13”, Medium, 15” and Large, 17”. Most people are between sizes. If so, choose smaller size.

Finished measurements measured flat:
Socks go just over the knee. Sample is 22” from heel.
Width after toes is 3.5”. Width at calf is 4.5, 5.5 or 6.5”
Quite a bit of negative ease is included in the calf sizing to allow for a tighter fit.
Yarns used: fingering weight yarn such as:
Koigu KPM, 50g – 175yds – 160m, 100% Merino Wool.
MC: Color # 2420 Black (ish) – 2 skeins.
CC1: Color # 0000 Whitish-Cream – 2 skeins.

Tension/gauge:
Work 32 sts and 45 rows to measure 4×4” in St stitch
using US 2 or 2.75mm needles. Use needles necessary
to get gauge.

Notions:
A set of US 2 (2.75mm) dpns or size needed to get gauge, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
CC 1: contrasting color 1
cw: close wrap – When working w&t, the wrap creates a little bar at the base of the st. Next time you get to the st, you’ll need to pick up any bars created and knit or purl them together with the stitch as follows. Note: instructions differ for RS and WS.
RS close wrap:
Insert right needle into the bar(s) at the bottom of the
next st from bottom to top. Now knit bar(s) together
with that st.
WS close wrap:
Insert right needle into the bar(s) at the bottom of the
next stitch from bottom to top. Place it on the left
needle and purl the bar(s) together with that stitch.
CO: cast on
dpns: double pointed needles
kfb: knit into front and back of stitch (creates a new st)
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
MC: main color
p: purl
pwise: purlwise
rep: repeat
RS: right side
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts and knit them tog.
sm: slip marker
w&t: wrap & turn. Note: instructions differ RS and WS.
RS wrap & turn:
Move yarn to front of work, slip next stitch onto right
needle pwise, move yarn to back of work, slip stitch
back onto left needle pwise, turn work.
WS wrap & turn:
Move yarn to back of work, slip next stitch onto right
needle pwise, move yarn to front of work, slip stitch
back onto left needle pwise, turn work.
WS: wrong side
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. knit a row, purl a row.
st(s): stitch(es)