Mermaid Tails and Dragon Scales Socks by Kelsey Prantis

Mermaid Tails and Dragon Scales Socks

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June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
Women's S (M, L)
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Mermaid Tales and Dragon Scales is a stranded colorwork sock pattern that utilizes ladderback jacquard to preserve the stretchiness of the resulting socks. The pattern resembles either a mermaid tail or dragon/lizard/fish tail, depending on the colors selected.

This pattern provides only charts for the colorwork pattern. There are written instructions for the overall construction of the sock, but for the colorwork specifically the chart must be utilized.

Size: Women’s Small (Medium, Large) to fit foot 7.5 (8.5, 9.5) inches / 19 (21.5. 24) centimeters

2 Fingering weight yarns:
- Main Color (MC):
250 (300, 350) yards \
230 (275, 320) meters
- Contrast Color (CC):
200 (250, 300) yards \
185 (230, 275) meters
Highly recommended at least one of the yarns be a solid or semi-solid, with no color overlap and high contrast between the yarns.

40 (54, 62) seed beads. Size 8 is recommended, but size 6 will work as well. Recommended for color to blend with CC, but not required.

Needles US 0/2.25 mm or needle size needed to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle,
beading tool of choice.

Gauge: 34 sts / 44 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern