Sockeye Salmon by Christie Rowe

Sockeye Salmon

lambs pride
Worsted (9 wpi) ?

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)
Stitch markers
Toy polyfill
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 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 ( 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.