Releve Socks by Katherine Vaughan

Releve Socks

August 2011
Light Fingering ?
27 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch; note sizing is done by changes in gauge/needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
Women’s S [M, L] for foot circumference 7 [8, 9]” (17.5 [20.5, 23]cm) and total foot length of 8 [9, 10]” (21.5 [23, 25.5]cm).
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Relevé 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!