Tug Boat Socks

from Lucy Neatby

Tug Boat Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Tug Boat Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

advanced skill level requirement Expert

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.


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

About Designer

About Designer

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Lucy Neatby
by Lucy Neatby
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Lifelong addicted knitter and technique junkie. Full time hand-knitting designer and teacher. Author of Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitter's Finish in Style and the Learn with Lucy series of DVDs (16 titles).

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