Meraki by Dana Gervais
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Meraki

Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 390 yards (320 - 357 m)
Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10) inches/17.8 (20.3, 22.9, 25.4) centimetres. Foot length is customizable
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Meraki is one of my favourite words (is it weird to have favourite words?). Meraki is Greek, originally derived from the Turkish word merak and means “to do something with passion, with absolute devotion, with undivided attention; to put something of yourself into whatever you’re doing.” I think this is one of the most beautiful words in the world and perfectly describes the joy I feel when I create something from nothing like this new sock design.

The goal is to hang on to that feeling of meraki and carry it with us throughout the rest of our day as we we go about our every day business of tasks and errands. Meraki is contagious and if we can insert a little bit of that feeling in everything we do, we can infect the world with joy. The world can use more joy. I hope you knit this sock with meraki and feel joy with every stitch, joy that you can hang on to for the rest of your day.

Meraki is worked from the toe up and features a delicate cable pattern on the top of the foot. After a Fleegle heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front of the leg to the ribbed cuff. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions as well as a schematic.

NEEDLES
2.25mm (US 1) needle in preferred style for working small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Cable needle (optional)

GAUGE
8 stitches & 12 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in stockinette stitch after blocking
8 stitches & 13 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in pattern stitch after blocking

SKILLS
Knit
Purl
Increases
Decreases
Working in the round
Cables

SIZES
Narrow (Medium, Wide,
Extra Wide)
Circumference:
7 (8, 9, 10) inches/17.8 (20.3, 22.9, 25.4) centimetres
Foot length is customizable

Thank you to Kniterations for tech editing this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who test knit it.