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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.


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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About the designer

Lucy Neatby on
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also ...

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