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Free Knitting Pattern: Mercury Stirrup Socks

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Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: 90639AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Woman's Medium
Finished Circumference 8 in. (20.5 cm)
Finished Length 11 1/2 in. (29 cm)
Socks are meant to fit with negative ease (Sock circumference should be less than body measurement) for a snug fit.


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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)
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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)   $ 2.45  (for heel slit trim only)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Mercury Stirrup Socks

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


20 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1:
*K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.


1. Socks are worked in the round; read every rnd of Chart from right to left.
2. When following Chart, carry color not in use across wrong side of work.
3. Crochet hook is used for single crochet trim around heel slit. If desired, you may embroider blanket st around elbow slit instead of working crochet trim.

SOCK (make 2)
Beg at upper edge of Sock, with A, cast on 40 sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd until piece measures 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg. Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).
Next Rnd: Beg with Rnd 1 of Chart, work 8-st rep of Chart around. Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked a total of 3 times.
Shape Heel Slit
Next Rnd:
With B, k11, bind off next 18 sts, k to end.
Next Rnd: With B, k11, cast on 18 sts over bound-off sts of previous rnd, k11.
Next Rnd: Work Chart Rnd 1 around. Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked once.
With A, work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.

From right side, with crochet hook, join B with a slip stitch anywhere along edge of heel slit. Work single crochet evenly spaced around edge of slit. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Reviewed by dganem on 2011-07-16 *****
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