Releve is a step in ballet in which the heels are lifted off the floor and the dancer balances on the balls of her feet. Not only is that a lovely visual for a sock, but it relates to the inspiration stitch for these cable and lace socks. The "Germaine" stitch is a pairing of a basic cable with an arrowhead lace. Germaine has a similar spelling to the word "germane", which means "relevant" - and so, in the same way that changing a few letters leads to a completely new meaning, changing a few aspects of the original stitch leads to a charming sock!
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch; note sizing is done by changes in gauge/needles
375 yards of Fingering weight
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com