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Emmer Wheat Socks

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Emmer Wheat Socks are worked from the toe-up in a softly undulating stitch pattern that brings to mind sheaves of wheat at harvest time. The lace and cables pattern is foot hugging, giving a snug fit. Knit the socks in a solid or semi-solid color and let the lace pattern shine!

The pattern features a gusset-and-flap heel construction that doesn’t require picking up stitches. Right and left socks are identical, perfect for working socks two at a time.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the stitch patterns.

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  • One size: 60 sts


  • Foot and ankle circumference: approx. 20–23 cm / 7¾–9"
  • Foot length: approx. 23.5 cm / 9¼" or adjustable within pattern
  • Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: approx. 13 cm / 5¼" or adjustable within pattern



  • iKKe BFL Sock (75% BFL wool, 25% nylon, 425 m/100 g), 1 skein. The sample pair is knitted in the colorway Magna Carta.
  • or approx. 320 m / 350 yd of light-fingering or fingering-weight sock yarn


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


  • Cable needle
  • Darning needle


30 sts × 46 rnds = 10 cm / 4” in Emmer Wheat Lace, stretched


The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, lace, cables, and short rows. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns. Cabling without a cable needle will speed up your knitting.

The pattern assumes knowledge of some 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 wrap-and-turn method.


Yarn for this design was generously provided by iKKe Yarns.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (4MB)
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