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About the designer

My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed ...

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Balance Rock Socks

from Anastacia Knits Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Balance Rock Socks
Balance Rock Socks
Balance Rock Socks
Balance Rock Socks
Balance Rock Socks
Balance Rock Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • slip stitches
  • working in the round
  • weaving in lots of yarn ends

Pattern Description:

The name of these socks comes from Balance Rock in Western MA, where the designer took the modeled shots.

These toe up socks were designed to bust your stash!

This pattern is a super easy introduction to slip stitch knitting, & comes with 2 sizes - 8" & 9" around.

You will need: Approximately 20-25 grams MC (110-120 yards) & 70-80 (320-360 yards) grams of assorted CC in fingering weight sock yarn, set of 5 size US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs, stitch marker. Approximately 5.5 (6.5) yards of yarn used for each repeat.

Designer suggests using similar types of yarn to keep the contrast between colors more obvious!

Thank you to my testers, smcape, Miissy, DaisyCreations, lynnbeggs, & GayleP.

Thank you Susan Moskwa (http://rogueedits.com) for her wonderful tech editing skills. This pattern would not have been possible without all of you.

Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please
do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (http://anastaciaknits.net / anastaciaknits on Ravelry). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!


8 sts = 1 inch in slip stitch pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8" or 9" around foot, customizable length


  • double pointed needles
  • 100 grams of fingering weight scraps

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight