Nemesis socks by Ambrose Smith

Nemesis 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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Lacy and pink, the Nemesis socks are as unassuming as Miss Marple, herself. They are knit cuff down with all-over twisted stitches and an addicting lace pattern that alternates between columns of ribs. A slip stitch heel flap and gusset, and a wedge toe make these a classic, and will ensure these socks will see you through even the toughest days of sleuthing.

Quince and Co. Finch, 2 skeins in the “Shell” 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 to Intermediate

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