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Buain means harvest in Scottish Gaelic, and although it’s not strictly a separate season, it’s a really important time of year for those of us in rural areas! Buain features a lace pattern mimicking an ear of wheat growing up the outside of the sock. Knit from the toe up with a gusset and heel flap, these socks are the perfect mix of relaxing knit and engaging pattern. With four widths and flexible length fitting, these are a great pattern for everyone.

Buain is the third pattern in my Four Seasons of Socks collection. Previous purchases from my Four Seasons collection will be deducted from the price of the eBook, so whether you buy one or two to try out first, or jump straight into the full ebook, you won’t pay more than the price of the ebook!

The pattern is fully written and the lace is also charted so whichever way you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. You will also need to know how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-On and a stretchy bind off like Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.


  • 400 m (437 yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Birmham 4 ply (85% Merino, 15% Nylon, 437 yds/100g) in Summer Harvest
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs/prefered method for knitting in the round
  • 4 stitch markers (per sock)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Sock blockers (optional)

32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

Small: 17.5 cm (7”) circumference
Medium: 20 cm (8”) circumference
Large: 22.5 cm (9”) circumference
Extra Large: 25 cm (10”) circumference

The socks are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 2.5 cm (0 - 1”) of negative ease.

You will get a PDF (6MB) file

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