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. You can either just straight in and buy the whole set in one go, or buy a single pattern and get a money off code so you can come back for the collection next time and still not pay more than the £14 maximum price!
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. A photo tutorial for German Short Rows is included in the pattern.
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.
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.