Emmer Wheat Socks by Susanna Winter
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Emmer Wheat Socks

September 2017
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Emmer Wheat Lace, stretched
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
One size: 60 sts (see finished measurements below)
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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.

Yarn for this design was generously provided by iKKe Yarns.


  • 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

One size: 60 sts


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

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.


A big thank-you to all my test knitters: FireSpitter, knittitude, MargeNini, Morkki, Neuloja80, nikkistamps, RakkaudellaTiina, and TatiMonica!