The baluster on a staircase is the vertical post linking the handrail to the stairs themselves.
Many balusters together help support the railing.
While the spiral of the design on these socks reminds me of a spiral staircase, each individual column also reminds me of a decorative baluster. They work together to support the sock and keep our feet cozy.
How They’re Knit
These socks are knit from the top down with a ribbed cuff, heel flap and gusset, and wedge toe. They are graded to three sizes for a wider range of fit. The ribbing that runs the length of the sock helps keep them snug and supportive.
Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m); sample shown knit in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 400 yds (366 m) / 4 oz (115 g)
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above. Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm).
S, M, L; finished sock dimensions: 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm) foot circumference
32 sts and 40 rows = 4″ [10cm] in stockinette
One st marker for BOR; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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About the Designer: Lauren Rad
Lauren Rad is a former lawyer turned knitwear designer who focuses on knits with lots of texture and easily memorized stitch patterns.
She lives in California with her husband and small child. When she’s not knitting, you can usually find her puttering about in her rose garden or collecting shells and sea glass at the beach. You can find her online at www.abeeinthebonnet.com and on Ravelry as abeeinthebonnet.