Knitting PATTERN Call Me Ishmael Socks/ Toe Up Knit Socks / Short Row Heel / Lace Socks

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“Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul… and… it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off - then I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can.” ~ Herman Melville, “Moby Dick”

It’s time to take to the sea! If you’re bored of boring socks and the thought of knitting another pair of plain socks makes you feel like it’s November in your soul, set sail with a pair of lacy whale tail socks!

These socks can be knit as either anklets or full leg socks - your choice! They feature an easy toe up/short row heel construction so you can just enjoy knitting the whale tail motif!

This pattern was originally designed for Yarnbox’s August Sock Box and Lucky 13 fibers’ yarn


Women’s S (US 5-6/EU 35-37): 6.8”/17.15 cm circumference
Women’s M (US 7-9/EU 37-40): 7.75”/19.7 cm circumference
Women’s L/XL (US 10-12/EU 41-43): 8.75”/22.25 cm circumference

This pattern includes a foot length chart to help ensure that your socks come out to the perfect fit!


Finished items may be sold from my patterns, of course, as they are your work. Crediting me as the designer when you sell is appreciated. Standard copyright restrictions apply to the pattern itself. You may not sell, distribute, copy and paste the pattern itself to other websites, or otherwise reproduce my patterns or any of their charts or images without written permission. Due to the nature of digital pattern downloads, I am unable to issue refunds for any digital pattern sales.

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