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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Releve Socks

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Releve Socks
Releve Socks
Releve Socks
Releve Socks

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