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Walk the Plank

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Walk the Plank
Walk the Plank

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Casting on
  • Binding off
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

Though most sailors run barefoot on board a ship (easier to climb the rigging), sometimes socks are necessary. Walk the Plank are worked in worsted-weight from the toe up (with complete directions for a short-row heel), so you can quickly use up every last bit of your yarn. The Sailor's Rib is attractive and easy-to-remember, so you'll have a new pair of socks in no time.


22 sts x 32 r = 4" stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's L/Men's M (modeled on ladies' US10 foot); foot circumference: 8"; foot length: 10"; calf length: 6"


  • madelinetosh Vintage [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yds/182m per 118g skein]; color: Baltic; 1 skein
  • US4/3.5mm set of DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker(s)
  • Tapestry needle
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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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