I've knit Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder a couple of times, I really enjoy working the pattern and I like how it knits up, so when Helen from Giddy Knits podcast mentioned that she was knitting a pair of Neville's Socks, another pattern by Erica Lueder, I decided I'd quite like to give that pattern a try too. Both patterns are available on Ravelry and they're both free to download.
Inspired by another Harry Potter character, Neville Longbottom, the pattern is another easy one which gives a textured result. I chose some Wharfdale Woolworks Bluefaced Leicester yarn from my stash to knit the socks in but in hindsight, I believe it's another pattern which would show up better in a plain colour.
These socks are for me, for a change. I lived in hand knit socks last winter and to be honest, I haven't given them the care they deserve, throwing them in the washing machine rather than hand washing them, and many of them are not very thankful for it. Some are on their way to being felted whilst others have shrunk a little in size, so I'm on a mission to fill my sock drawer with some new pairs before next winter comes round again.
I notice that Erica Lueder has lots more patterns on Ravelry and as I've enjoyed both of the patterns of hers that I've tried so far, I might give another one a go.