Mermaid Socks by Lucy Neatby

Mermaid Socks

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Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for five double-pointed needles, garter stitch short row heel, spiral toe. Option for starting with Wavy Cuff or Sideways Stitch Garter Cuff. Features Estonian Fishtail stitch pattern.

Pattern Info

Additional Yarn Information For maximum impact, it is recommended that you use a self-striping yarn with this pattern.

Gauge About 6.5 to 9 inches per inch, with US 0 (2mm) to US 2 (2.75mm) needles.

Additional Gauge Information

  • There is no need to swatch for the Sideways Garter Stitch Cuff. "The number of stitches required for your size of sock will be determined by the number of rows in the Cuff."  Note that this cuff is worked in a smaller needle size than the size used for the sock.
  • If using the Wavy Cuff, work a swatch 30 stitches wide with needle sizes appropriate to the yarn.

Additional Size Information Measure ankle circumference (just above the joint), in inches.