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Gryffindor (HP Yarn Club August 2017)

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Gluttony Sock

Gryffindor corresponds roughly to the element of fire, and for that reason that the colours scarlet and gold were chosen to represent the House. The color of fire corresponds to that of a lion as well, with scarlet representing the mane and tail and gold representing the coat.

The Gryffindor house emphasises the traits of courage as well as "daring, nerve, and chivalry," so its members are generally considered brave, though sometimes reckless They can also be short-tempered.

Gryffindor is always the most recognized in the Harry Potter world, do to its prominant place in the stories.  I wanted to do something slightly different than just gold and red, and also wanted to make sure this colorway wasn’t too close to the Phoenix one I did a while back.  I found this artwork and loved the lighter yellow that was added in to the mix.  I feel like it created some depth to an otherwise classic school/sports team color combination. 

This yarn starts with eight strands of a sturdy blend of smooth merino wool and nylon (for socks that can stand up to being walked on!). The numerous plies and high twist creates a dense yarn that is durable and renders your stitches in high definition. A versatile fingering weight, Gluttony is a perfect choice for decadently cabled garments and accessories. Available in all of our solid, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.


Hand dyed in Los Angeles
80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon
Approx. 435 yards/100 grams
Fingering weight
Suggested gauge: 7-8 sts = 1 inch on US1-3
Machine wash cold/tumble dry low

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