Miss Lemon by Maureen Foulds
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Miss Lemon

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
320 - 400 yards (293 - 366 m)
Small (Medium, Large), with an 6.5 (7.5”,8.5”) leg circumference, unstretched.
This pattern is available for $5.00.

Miss Lemon is Hercule Poirot’s unflappable assistant. She can type, take dictation and even book you a table in Hell (The Labours of Hercules, Agatha Christie). She is an expert on nearly everything and plans to create the perfect filing system.

These socks are an ode to Miss Lemon. The wedge pattern which runs down the front of the sock pattern reminds me of lemon wedges. And for the back, I chose to replicate the slight fabric bias on the wedges and added a ‘seam’ down the back of the leg, reminiscent of the seam on stockings in Miss Lemon’s time. I’ve always been fascinated by stories that women used to draw the seams on the back of their legs to give the illusion of wearing stockings, either in theater or during times of war shortages.

E-book Details:
This pattern is part of an e-book series, The Agatha Christie Series, Volume 2 (The Poirot Collection).

Skills Needed: Must be familiar with sock construction and knitting in the round. Knit, purl, increases, decreases (including k3tog, ssk3), yo.

This pattern is available in both toe up and cuff down versions. However, note that the toe up version will be released a few days after the pattern release.

Materials

  • SweetGeorgia, Cashluxe Fine (merino/cashmere/nylon; 400yd/365m per 4 oz/112g). 1 skein. Substitute 300-400 yds/365m of fingering weight yarn.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1.5 (2.5 mm) needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Note: the final pattern varies slightly from the photos, based on test knitter feedback. The photos show a YO ridge at the toe, while the pattern has a smooth toe. This is simply due to ending/starting the wedge on a different row of the chart.