Call Me Ishmael Socks by Ruth Brasch

Call Me Ishmael Socks

August 2017
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
Women's S, M, L/XL
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“Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul… and… it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off - then I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can.” ~ Herman Melville, “Moby Dick”

It’s time to take to the sea! If you’re bored of boring socks and the thought of knitting another pair of plain socks makes you feel like it’s November in your soul, set sail with a pair of lacy whale tail socks!

These socks can be knit as either anklets or full leg socks - your choice! They feature an easy toe up/short row heel construction so you can just enjoy knitting the whale tail motif!


  • Women’s S (US 5-6/EU 35-37): 6.8”/17.15 cm circumference
  • Women’s M (US 7-9/EU 37-40): 7.75”/19.7 cm circumference
  • Women’s L/XL (US 10-12/EU 41-43): 8.75”/22.25 cm circumference

This pattern includes a foot length chart to help ensure that your socks come out to the perfect fit!