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Are you pedantic about matching the stripes on your socks? Now’s your chance to let loose!

Sorelle are a pair of fun-loving fraternal twin sisters. Made in a lace pattern that has perfect transition points for switching colors, these toe-up socks are knitted in fingering-weight yarn with 66 stitches. The socks have single-color toes, heels, and ribbing with an alternating-color lace pattern in between.

Pick two contrasting colors or go scrap-happy and bust out your leftovers! Yes, you can also knit an identical pair. Or use just one color. But that would be, you know, boring.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the lace pattern. Right and left socks are knitted identically and can be worked two at a time.

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  • One size: 66 sts
  • To fit shoe size EU 38–40 / US 8–9½


  • Foot and ankle circumference: approx. 20.5 cm / 8”
  • Foot length: approx. 23.5 cm / 9¼” or adjustable within pattern
  • Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: approx. 16.5 cm / 6½” or adjustable within pattern



Holst Garn Highland (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon, 210 m/50 g), 2 colors
  • Color A: 1 skein in the colorway Lollipop
  • Color B: 1 skein in the colorway Purple Touch
Or fingering-weight sock yarn:
  • For single-color socks: approx. 350 m / 380 yd of one color
  • For fraternal or matching two-color socks: approx. 175 m / 190 yd of both colors
  • For scrap happy socks: a total of approx. 350 m / 380 yd in as many or as few colors as you want


  • 2.5 mm / US #1½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)


  • Darning needle


32 sts × 39 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette, blocked


The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, garter stitch in the round, lace, and twisted stitches. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the lace pattern.

The pattern assumes knowledge of a cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a couple of alternatives. The pattern also assumes knowledge of working short rows using the German short-row method.


You will get the following files:
  • PDF (6MB)
  • PDF (5MB)

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