Coraline might not be a movie about craftsmanship, but that is all I can think about when I rewatch it, and I love it. The faces and bodies and clothes and sets are beautifully handmade. I think the long gorgeous intro that shows mechanical hands sewing a doll is a nod to that labor. I was thinking about those precious everyday objects when I was in Michael's picking out a squishy, glittery ball of Vanna's Glamour. I thought this would look kind of like her hair + raincoat. I was knitting the first toe before I realized the yarn is quite similar to Coraline's sweater, and since the socks were working up so plain I embraced the similarity and added some felt stars.
I knit these with my default sock recipe, which works perfectly in my default sock yarn so it didn't occur to me that it might not work in this yarn. These socks are loose around the ankle and don't stay up, but I will share what I did:
needles: US 3 dpns
yarn: Vanna's Glamour Sapphire, Palette Safflower
Cast on 60 stitches (72 for a man)
2" k2p2 ribbing
k3p1 ribbing to heel
half stitches to waste yarn holder, fake provisional cast on same number
k3p1 ribbing to toe, except decrease 4 stitches on each side after the heel and again before the toe.
heel: replace waste yarn with 3 dpns.
knit in round with increasingly frequent decreases until 12 stitches remain
toe: similar to heel, but graft when 26 stitches remain
stars: The easiest way to freehand them is to cut felt pentagons and cut those into decagons. Then baste in place with sewing thread.