OK--I'm not great at Writing Knitting Patterns!
But for those of you who asked, here's my
HUFFLEPUFF CHRISTMAS SPIRAL STOCKING
Make this in other House colors:
Gryffindor - Maroon and Gold
Slytherin - Green and Silver
Hufflepuff - Yellow and Black
Ravenclaw - Blue and Silver
I used a circular needle, sized 10 for the main parts, and
4--db needles sized 8 for the heel and toe.
Cast on 40.
Cuff: row 1: k1, p1, around repeat for desired length. I did about 2 1/2".
Row 1: knit around in cuff color
Row 2: k1, inc 1, knit around in cuff color (this gives you 41 stitches)
Row 3: attach color #2 but do not cut off color #1. k2 color #1, k2 color#2, until you reach your beginning marker.
Ok--this is the part I don't know how to write down. You are knitting 2stitches of #1 and 2 stitches of #2, and you have an odd number of stitches (41) on the needles--so when you get to stitch #41 you will be changing colors--and stitch #1 on the new row will be that same color EVEN THOUGH IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THAT COLOR BEFORE in the previous row. This is what makes the spiral. Just continue doing this k2 #1 and k2 #2 until you reach your desired leg length. I knitted this pattern for 6".
1. k across turn
14. p across
On left side of heel flap, pick up 8 stitches. On right side of heel flap, pick up 7 stitches
Still using the heel color, k around with all stitches. (there should be 41) repeat this for 3-4 rows (depending on how wide you want the band to be) I switched back to the circular needle for this step.
Attach color #2 and begin pattern. again.
Repeat pattern until you have 4" or desired foot length.
switch to double pointed needles for toe.
7. k 1, dec 1 around
pull remaining stitches together and tie toe firmly
I hope this pattern is understandable. This might be the first knitting pattern I've ever tried to write!!