Dana Gervais

for Dana Gervais Designs   2018


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 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-style heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front of the leg to the ribbed cuff. Instructions are included for 4 circumferences. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions as well as a schematic.

Pattern Detail

  • The Meraki stitch pattern is both written and charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • spring/summer, fall/winter
  • no sewing, circular, bottom-up / toe-up
  • circumference: narrow - 7 inches/17.8 centimetres medium - 8 inches/20.3 centimetres wide - 9 inches/22.8 centimetres extra wide - 10 inches/25.4 centimetres foot length is customizable
  • digital PDF has 7 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.25 mm
    • US 1
    • 32.0 over pattern
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