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Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Tug Boat Socks

from Lucy Neatby
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tug Boat Socks
Tug Boat Socks
Tug Boat Socks
Tug Boat Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • simple cables
  • two-colour knitting
  • intarsia knitting
  • duplicate stitching

Pattern Description:

These socks feature two fully detailed tug boats, towing a vessel on a sea of blue/green waves with little fishes swimming below. Includes a rope cabled heel flap. For the experienced or determined sock knitter!

This pattern is also available as a kit from my website.

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At 9 sts/inch, pattern will fit a 9" ankle;
at 8.5 sts/inch = 9.5" ankle; or 8 sts/inch = 10" ankle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult adjustable


  • 75 grams Fingering Weight Blue Wool
  • 75 grams FIngering Weight Light Olive Wool
  • 10 grams Fingering Weight Cream Wool
  • small amounts of Fingering Weight Wool in Red, Black, Light Ochre, Royal Blue, Grey and Light Grey
  • 2 small red beads
  • 2 small green beads

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 mm dpns or circular needle
  • cable needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Celestial Merino Fingering Weight Yarn

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