Ballerina socks by Sari Nordlund

Ballerina socks

Knitting
April 2020
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
295 - 350 yards (270 - 320 m)
1 (2, 3); Foot circumference: 18.5 (20.5, 22.5) cm / 7.5 (8, 9) inches, length adjustable
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The Ballerina socks are knitted from cuff down. They are started with a provisional cast on and ribbing, then the cuffs are folded double and joined with the Three-needle Join. The socks are knitted in soothing stockinette stitch. Two options are provided for the heels: a minimalistic short row heel and a more traditional heel with a heel flap and gusset. At the end stitches are picked up from the cuffs and worked in a lace pattern with airy mohair yarn. All techniques used are explained in the pattern.

Size
1 (2, 3)
Foot circumference: 18.5 (20.5, 22.5) cm / 7.5 (8, 9) inches, length adjustable
To be worn with slight negative ease

Yarn
250-300 m / 275-350 yards of fingering weight sock yarn, and
20 m / 25 yards of lace weight silk mohair yarn.

Shown in Skein queen Crush (75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 425 m / 465 yards per 100g) in Feel it 2 colorway and Knitting For Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 225 m / 246 yards per 25g) in colorway Cloud.

Needles
2.5 mm / US 1.5 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for short circumference knitting
Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!

Gauge
32 sts and 44 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch in the round

Notions
2 stitch markers
extra set of needles for the Three-needle Join, same size or smaller
waste yarn
sewing needle
blocking tools (sock blockers)