Hermes Socks by Beatriz Rubio

Hermes Socks

February 2020
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 370 yards (274 - 338 m)
small, medium, large
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The Hermes Socks is an easy ribbed sock pattern with a delicate cable detail, worked toe-up, with gusset and slipped stitch heel for better fitting. Instructions are written for magic loop method, the cable instructions are charted and written for your convenience.

Hermes was one of the 12 Olympian Gods and was the god of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings. He was the son of Zeus and Maia, who is one of the seven Pleiades and daughter of the Titan Atlas. Considered one of the most clever of the Olympian gods, and served as messenger for all the other gods and was said to dress as a shepherd, with wings on his feet and his cap.

S (M, L) to fit a foot with approx. 16 (18, 20)cm 6.5 (7.25, 8)“ of circumference.

275 (300, 340) m / 300 (330, 370) yds of any fingering weight yarn
Sample features Miss Babs Katahdin 437 (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool) in colorway Terra

2.50mm (US 1½) circular needle with cable long enough for magic loop method, or size needed to obtain gauge.

cable needle
stitch markers (optional)
tapestry needle

8 stitches x 12 rows in 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette stitch.

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