Damson Gin socks by Ambrose Smith

Damson Gin socks

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 442 yards (274 - 404 m)
S, M, L
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Miss Marple isn’t, despite what one might expect, a teetotaler, and she enjoys a tipple of liqueur occasionally. These socks are an homage to the scene in the BBC television production of 4:50 from Paddington in which Miss Marple and her friend Mrs McGillicuddy conspire to find a body on the estate of Rutherford Hall—with the aid of a nip of Damson Gin.

The all-over dots, or “damsons”, give the socks some texture, while the picot edged cuff gives these socks a feminine finishing touch. They are knit toe up, with a short row heel. The picot edge is created from a folded cuff, that is ribbed on the inside for elasticity, and sewn down on the inside.

Quince and Co. Finch, 2 skeins in the “Damson” colorway

2.25mm/US 1 needles or whatever size needed to get gauge
Either a long circular needle for magic loop, a set of double pointed needles, or an small circumference circular needle will work with this pattern.

8 stitches x 12 rows = 1in or 2.5cm

Size is based on circumference, not length.To stay on your foot, socks need negative ease. Pick a size about 1 inch or 2.5cm less than the circumference of your ankle/foot. The length is adjustable.
S: 7in or 18cm
M: 8in or 20cm
L: 9in or 23cm


  1. Stitch markers
  2. Darning/Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner or Intermediate

If you would like to knit these, but cannot afford to purchase the pattern, please message me and I’d be happy to gift it to you!