Clara's Festive Socks by Danielle Jorge

Clara's Festive Socks

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 380 yards (329 - 347 m)
S (M, L)
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Pressed and placed the night before, ready for the morning.
A special dress for celebration - laid out in anticipation,
of smiles and laughs and festive hugs,
jokes and games on cosy rugs,
A dress to dance and sit and play,
A special dress for a special day.

Inspired by their namesakes pretty Christmas outfit in the wonderful ballet The Nutcracker, the Clara’s Festive Socks feature a lovely lace pattern, simple to execute but very striking to look at. They are finished off with a pretty bow just like Clara’s real dress. With a short pattern repeat these socks are easy to commit to memory while still having enough interest to make the knitting fun. They are knitted cuff down and finished with an eye of partridge heel flap and a rounded wedge toe.


S (M, L) the sizes are measured on leg and foot circumference as the length of the foot is adjustable

Finished Measurements

Leg length 12cm / 5” from the cuff to the start of the heel

Leg and foot circumference 15cm / 6” (18cm / 7”, 20cm / 8”)


36 sts and 48 rows per 4 inches/10 centimetres in stocking stitch.


You will need approximately 70g (80g,100g) of fingering weight yarn for your main colour and 10g of fingering weight in a contrast colour. I used The Wool Barn Cashmere Sock in Crema (MC) and Lighthouse (CC)


A set of 2.25mm needles for knitting a small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge.

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Stitch markers - different coloured ones may help

Darning needle to sew in your ends