Merope by h. e. wintermute


May 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in circular St st, with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
380 - 430 yards (347 - 393 m)
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Named after Merope Gaunt Riddle from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, these socks feature lace panels that slither back and forth.


  • Women’s Narrow (Medium, Wide)
  • To fit foot circumference 8 (9, 10)“/20.5 (23, 25.5) cm

Finished Foot Circumference (approx)
7 (8, 9)”/18 (20, 23) cm


  • 100 g of fingering/sock weight yarn
  • Narrow size shown in Zen Yarn Garden Squooshy in Aubergine
  • Medium shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock color Pine
  • Wide shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock color Pewter

Chart included, with round-by-round instructions

Notes Emphasize the lace texture by skipping even rounds; compare the gray and green versions (the even rounds were skipped) with the smoother pinkish-purple version (all rounds were worked).

Accessibility Note Text-only instructions available upon request (and proof of purchase).