Releve Socks

from Katherine Vaughan Designs

Releve Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Releve Socks
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic lace
  • Basic cabling
  • Top-down sock construction
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

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 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m) sock yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • US1, 2, or 3 (2.25, 2.75, or 3.25mm) double-pointed needles

Suggested yarn:

375 yards of Fingering weight

About Designer

About Designer


Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website:

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