Salmon Run by Cailyn Meyer
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Salmon Run

March 2011
Light Fingering ?
38 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
270 - 320 yards (247 - 293 m)
Women's Medium (8.5" midfoot circumference)
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A “salmon run” is the time when salmon swim back up the river that they were born in to reproduce. The rivers are choked with salmon during a run. The stitch pattern on these socks, made to wave with yarn overs and decreases, evokes the flowing river and leaping salmon, swimming past fishermen and bears to get to their birthplace. These socks are also worked “upstream”- in other words, from the toe up.

They feature a reverse stockinette gusset and heel flap with no stitches to pick up. The cuff is bound off with a stretchy sewn bind off and no ribbing for a clean, modern look. The stitch pattern may look complicated, but is easy to follow and fun to knit.

More information can be found on The Daily Skein.

For questions, comments, or errata, please contact Cailyn at or here on Ravelry as CailynDragon.