The beautiful Sockeye salmon in spawning colors is an icon of Summer in Alaska. Fishing the Copper River mouth and Prince William Sound inspired me to knit a little tribute to this little salmon who has brought life to springtime in Alaska for millennia.
Skills: stranding, intarsia, increases, decreases, picking up stitches, knitting in the round, short rows.
Lamb’s Pride Salmon (use US #8 needles)
C1: M-181 Prairie Fire
C2: M-145 Spice
C3: M-115 Oatmeal
C4: M-113 Oregano
C5: M-67 Loden Leaf
Lopi Thin salmon (US #5 needles):
C1 Light red (sides): ~25g color 0392
C2 Dark red (back): ~25 g color 1409
C3 White (belly and jaw): color 0051
C4 Lighter green (head): color 0240
C5 and C6 Dark green (mouth): color 0433
Scrap yarn for holding stitches
Safety eyes (9mm for lopi thin salmon, 12 mm for Lamb’s Pride salmon)
Dpn’s (any size to get a nice tight fabric depending on your yarn.
I am very grateful to Heather McCarren (Ravelry: Trifarina) for test-knitting and trouble-shooting and Amber Bickford Cox (Ravelry: Amberwavesofpain or amberwavesofpain.wordpress.com) for the incredible sockeye salmon photos.
Every cent from the sale of this pattern is donated to the Cordova District Fishermen United’s Scholarship Fund (www.cdfu.org) to support the education of fishermen and their families. Therefore, please don’t share the pattern around or sell anything knit from the pattern without my prior permission – and if you do, consider a donation.
Edited to add: In the first month, 6 copies were sold and $36 was donated to the CDFU scholarship fund.
Edited to add: In the first 6 months, a total of 13 copies were sold and $78 had been donated to the CDFU scholarship fund.