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Wheat Stalkings

Wheat Stalkings

Notes

Style: Toe-up with short-row heel.
Size: Medium—fits size UK6½/US8½
Tension: 7.5 sts per inch

I have another chart worked over 74 sts for anyone who wants a larger size, or to work the socks in a finer yarn. Please respond to this entry, or contact me if you’re interested in it.

You will need:

Yarn: 50g (240yds/220m) fingering-weight yarn
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs or circulars, 2.75mm for casting off (I used 3mm needles, but next time, I’d go down a size)
Other: blunt needle, stitch markers (if you like)

Abbreviations:

C2B: knit the second st, leaving it on the needle, knit the first st, drop both sts from needle
C2F: knit the second st through the back loop, leaving it on the needle, knit the first st, drop both sts from needle
CO: cast on
K: knit
K1tbl: knit 1 st through the back loop
K2tog: knit 2 sts together
K2togtbl: knit 2 sts together through the back loop
M1L: make one st by lifting the loop between stitches, from the back, with left needle, and knitting into the front of loop
M1R: make one st by lifting the loop between stitches, from the front, with left needle, and knitting into the back of loop
P: purl
RS: right side
Sl: slip next st purlwise from left to right needle
SSK: Slip the next st knitwise, slip the second st knitwise, insert left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts, and knit together
st(s): stitch(es)
W&T: wrap and turn. On RS rows, bring yarn forward, sl1, move yarn back, slip st back to left needle, turn. On WS rows, take yarn back, Sl1, bring yarn forward, slip st back to left needle, turn.
WS: wrong side

Pattern

It’s much easier to work from the chart. ;)

Round 1: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, SSK, K3, YO, SSK, K2, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.
Rounds 2, 4, 6: P1, K4, P2, K15, P2, K4, P1.
Round 3: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.
Round 5: P1, C2B, C2F, P2, K2, YO, K2tog, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2tog, YO, K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P1.

Chart (click for full size): Wheat Stalkings Chart Chart was made using Knitter’s Symbols Fonts.

Toe

CO 22 sts using the Turkish Cast-On.

Round 1: K
Round 2: (K1, M1L, K9, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=26)

Repeat these two rounds six more times, increasing 4 sts every other round until you have 50 sts.

Rounds 15 & 16: K
Round 17: (K1, M1L, K23, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=54)
Rounds 18 & 19: K
Round 20: (K1, M1L, K25, M1R, K1) twice (total sts=58 )

Foot

Follow the chart for the instep, and K all sts for the sole. Work until the foot is 2.25″ less than desired length.

Heel

If you use markers, PM before W&T. I find the gap makes it easy to keep place without them.

Row 1 (WS): P to last st, W&T
Row 2: K to last st, W&T
Row 3: P to last st before wrapped st, W&T
Row 4: K to last st before wrapped st, W&T

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are 10 unwrapped sts on the needle.

Row 1 (RS): K to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from front to back, and K together with the next st, W&T
Row 2: P to first wrapped st, pick up the wrap from back to front, and P together with the next st, W&T
Row 3: K to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and K together with next st.
Row 4: P to first double-wrapped st, pick up both wraps, and P together with next st.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until all sts have been worked. The st on each end of the needle will still have wraps. Pick these up, and work together with the next st as you come to them.

Begin working circularly again.

Leg

Rounds 1 to 6: Follow the chart for what were the instep sts, and continue knitting the heel sts.
Round 7 to 36: Work two repeats of the chart on each round.

Obviously, you can make the leg as long as you like, but you will need more yarn to make it longer. This was the length I achieved using just one 50g ball of yarn.

Cuff

Work 10 rounds of K1tbl, P1.

Cast Off

Using larger needles, cast off as follows: keeping in pattern, work 2 sts, then slip these back to left needle, and K2togtbl, *work 1 st, slip the 2 sts back to left needle, and K2togtbl; repeat from * to end, cut yarn, and draw through final loop. Weave in all ends.

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Copyright © Ali Green March 2007
Available from: http://putasockinit.wordpress.com/
Permission is given to freely share this pattern in unmodified form, provided no profits are made from its distribution.

15 Responses to “Wheat Stalkings”

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  2. chemgrrl said

    Oooh! Lovely! I think I’ll have to try those.

  3. Hilari said

    I’m so going to make these!! Thanks!

  4. Christine said

    These are beautiful! I can’t wait to try them and will notify you if any problems. Thank you for the beautiful pattern…and with a chart!

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  6. These look wonderful . . . can’t wait to try them!

  7. Jeanne said

    I made a pdf file of this pattern with the charts included. If you are intested in having it. Please drop me an email. I will be happy to mail to you. I like to create pdfs so I can have all the parts together and save them on a disk. I hope you don’t mind that i did this and am contracting you about it.

  8. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments, and to Jeanne for the offer of the PDF.

  9. Andrea said

    This is being posted long after the last comment, but I am making these right now with some finer yarn. So, I need to increase the number of stitches in the foot circumference to 74. That works out to 8 more stitches per side (sole/instep I mean). Do you have a suggestion on adding those stitches in the pattern? I thought about simply repeating the 2 knit, 2 purl part on each side. Any input would be appreciated!

  10. Andrea: I’ve sent a revised chart to you incorporating the extra stitches. Hope it works out for you. :) Thanks for the interest.

  11. Kathleen said

    Love the socks – Download PDF buttons not working, though.

  12. DC Grams said

    I would love to make this pattern. Tried to download PDF and button does not work.

  13. Colleen said

    Just wanted to say, I love these socks! They are beautiful, and comfortable. Thank you so much!!

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  15. Anja van Dijk said

    Thank you for the pattern, I love it
    but may I ask you, is there no gusset in the pattern?
    Maybe I sound silly but it is my second toe-up sock
    so I’m not so experiend.

 
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