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Balance Rock Socks


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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 ( 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 ( / anastaciaknits on Ravelry). If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at Thanks! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY slip stitches working in the round weaving in lots of yarn ends GAUGE 8 sts = 1 inch in slip stitch pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8" or 9" around foot, customizable length SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight

Supplies Needed

  • double pointed needles
  • 100 grams of fingering weight scraps

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Anastacia Knits Designs
Anastacia Knits Designs
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 to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item. I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. I’m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week. I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can. All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations. I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink. .