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Hi, my name is Moira Engel or "The Backloop Designs". I live on the West Coast of Canada and am married to a Tugboat Captain. So warm woolies for wet weather are essential! I don't try to be a ...

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27 Knots

from The Backloop Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : 27 Knots
27 Knots
27 Knots

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable Knitting, decreasing, kitchener st.

Pattern Description:

27 Knots is a DK weight sock suitable for boots! The name came from the cable pattern. It looks like it might be blowing away...so I came up with 27 knots! My husband is a Tugboat Captain so we measure wind in "knots" or nautical miles per hour. 27 knots is Gale Force, strong enough to blow away lots of stuff, including a cable. So there's a complicated story for an odd name. The pattern includes instructions for altering the length of the sock so that you can customize the fit!

Approximately 264 yards of a DK weight yarn.
I used just over 1 skein of Sweet Fibers Merino Twist DK
Colour: Shipwreck


6 sts / 8 rows = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult sized sock with instructions to customize length


  • 3.75mm dpn, cable needle, stitch markers
  • 265 yds DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK