The shifting eyelets and mermaid tails seemed all too perfect for the Mermaid Lagoon colorway from Lofty Loops. The combination of speckles and hues make a big splash with these addictively fun socks.
Worked in the round, Lady of the Sea contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Instructions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Lady of the Sea features 4 sizes; Small, Medium, Large, & X-Large. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Lady of the Sea has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Scrap yarn • 300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Suggested Yarn Lofty Loops – Lofty Sock 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon – 400 yds/ 100 g Colorway in the sample: Mermaid Lagoon
Gauge 9 Stitches by 11 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information Small (S): 6.6” (16.8 cm) circumference. Medium (M): 7.1” (18 cm) circumference. Large (L): 7.5” (19.1 cm) circumference. X-Large (XL): 8” (20 cm) circumference.