If a Mermaid had Feet by Abbey Morris

If a Mermaid had Feet

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
260 - 370 yards (238 - 338 m)
Small/Medium (Medium/Large)
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If a Mermaid Had Feet is a pair of toe-up socks inspired by exactly what the name implies. What would it look like if a mermaid actually had feet? In my imagination, they would start off with smaller scales that gradually get bigger. This image is what I used to design these socks.

The three different versions of the same stitch pattern (they differ only in number of stitches and rounds) creates a sock that’s fun to knit, as the stitch pattern is easy to memorize and becomes intuitive after a few rounds.

So, grab your needles and yarn and surrender to the call of the sea. You never know what magick might unfold as you knit yourself a pair of mermaid-like socks.

S-M (M-L)
Finished Circumference:
8” (9.25”) / 20cm (23cm)
Leg length: approx 7.5” (7.75”) / 19cm (19cm)

Yarn Requirements:
1 skein of Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% merino, 10% nylon; 437 yards / 400 metres / 100g) in Sage

OR approx 260 (370) yards / 238 (338) metres of fingering weight sock yarn

US 1 / 2.25 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) 32” / 80cm circular needle
OR set of five US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs

Tapestry Needle
Sock Blockers