Demeter Socks by Anne Podlesak
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Demeter Socks

July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (after blocking)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
395 - 425 yards (361 - 389 m)
Women shoe sizes 7-9 (foot circumference of 8-1/2") or 9-11 (foot circumference of 9").
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Demeter is the Greek goddess of the harvest, often symbolized by grains, particularly barley and wheat, and is described in Homer’s work The Odyssey as a blond-haired goddess who separates the chaff from the grain. These socks feature a simple wheat-sheaf lace motif on the front of the sock, and an easy-to-work textured barleycorn motif around the rest of the leg, framing the wheat sheaf.

These socks are knit from the top (cuff) down. They feature a heel flap and a wide toe construction. The originals are knit in Wooly Wonka Fibers Arianrhod Sock in the “Butternut” colorway, but any sock yarn with approximately 425-435 yards/100 grams could be used for these.

A very big thank-you to my sample knitter for helping me get these done!

These socks are also being released as part of the Legendary Knits, volume 1, collection.