Yay! My Hermoine Socks are done! The fit of these socks is perfection. I have super tiny feet, and I truly appreciate a sock that actually fits. I spend too many days trying to stuff over-sized floppy socks into my shoes.
I veered away from the pattern and used a double magic loop to create the socks two-at-a-time. The Hermoine socks were much easier to work up using this method. Remember the failed try with my Business Casual socks?
The only real tricky part of the pattern was after the heel turn. I had to get creative with figuring out the proper arrangement of stitches as I was not using the prescribed two circular needles. I ended up rearranging the stitches over several rows so that I could knit the gusset section with the two sides facing each other rather than the top and the bottom facing each other. Once I got to the instep I rearranged the stitches back to my original setup- the top and bottom facing each other (see picture above).
I am definitely looking forward to use this pattern again. It is fairly simple and enjoyable to make and great for any gender. My only suggestion would be to use a solid color yarn if you really want show off the textured section of the sock. I would most certainly check it out if you are looking for a new go-to sock pattern :).