Walk the Plank by Kathleen Dames

Walk the Plank

June 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Women's Large
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Though most sailors run barefoot on board a ship (easier to climb the rigging), sometimes socks are necessary. Walk the Plank are worked in worsted-weight from the toe up (with complete directions for a short-row heel), so you can quickly use up every last bit of your yarn. The Sailor’s Rib is attractive and easy-to-remember, so you’ll have a new pair of socks in no time.

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s L (shown on US10 feet)
Foot circumference: 8 inches
Foot length: 10 inches
Calf length: 6 inches

madelinetosh Vintage 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yards/182 meters per 118 gram skein; color: Baltic; 1 skein
US4/3.5mm set of five double-pointed needles (DPNs)
Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle

Gauge in stockinette stitch
22 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off
Working short rows

Technical editing: Joeli Caparco
Photographs: Nicholas Dames