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Hogwarts Sock Swap

"Here in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Those of wit and learning
will always find their kind."

What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?

Shoe size?
Size 8 (US)

Foot Length?
10 in.

Foot Circumference?
8 1/2 in.

List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length.
Inox DPN US1, 6 in.
Brittany DPN US3, 5in.
Boye Aluminum DPNs US 2, 7 in.

Would you like to try a new brand needle? Definitely!
If so, which brand? Preferably anything made of wood or aluminum (I'm allergic to nickel plating so sadly I've never been able to use Addi Turbos or KnitPicks' DPNs). I'm also game on trying out plastic DPNs if the tips are pointy!
Size? I knit a ton of socks so most of my needle sets tend to be in the 1-3 US size range.
Length? Not too long. I like to use DPNs between 5 and 7 in.

If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?
I don't have a strong preference as far as book or film--I love them both!

Are you willing to have an international Hogwarts Sock Pal?

I joined yet another swap. I couldn't help myself--I've really been in a Harry Potter mood lately and I thought this would be an excellent swap to join up for. As you can tell, I was sorted into Ravenclaw, which suits me just fine. My dad, who is the supreme Potter fan in our family, thinks we'd both be Ravenclaws if we weren't muggles. We sorted our whole family one time based on our personalities and Price and my brother were Gryffindors, we were Ravenclaws and my mom would be the lone Hufflepuff.

Anyway, I suggest that if you're a Potter fan you should join in the fun, too! The swap is for a pair of socks and stitch markers in your partner's house colors and a set of needles (whatever your partner uses for sock knitting). You can find the swap here:



Hogwarts Sock Swap

Hello, Ms. Ravenclaw!

I am your Hogwarts Sock Swap partner. Just dropping a line to tell you how excited I am to be able to spoil you with Hogwarts House socks in gorgeous Ravenclaw colors and other goodies in preparation for the big summer with the last book coming out. Since I don't have a flying car in working order, it looks like I'll have to use the Muggle Mail System to get your package to you, so watch your email for an addy request soon. In the meantime, have fun knitting and reading up on books 1-6 before the summer!

Your Knitterly Friend,

Susan Bones, Hufflepuff


Hogwarts Pal

It looks like your Hogwarts Pal has found you! I have assigned all the Pals so if you have not received the one that you are knitting for please contact me. Hope you have lots of fun!



nickel plating

I'm allergic to nickel and I'm afraid to try the addi turbos- I asked the owner of the lys if it was possible to have allergies to the needles and she looked "stumped" like she never heard of such a thing- and there's no refunds! Of course now the have the lace addi turbos which are brass coated. (not as slippery)