Paddington Station socks by Ambrose Smith
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Paddington Station socks

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 442 yards (274 - 404 m)
XS, S, M, L
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The Paddington Station socks are named for the novel 4:50 from Paddington, by Agatha Christie, in which Mrs McGillicuddy witnesses a murder on the train after doing a bit of Christmas shopping. Luckily, her friend Miss Marple believes her story, and begins investigating! These socks combine a railway-esque textured pattern, with some nice green wool, to make a pair that Mrs McGillicuddy might have found just the ticket for a long train journey on a damp, winter’s day.

They are knit cuff down, in the round, with a heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe. The patterning is created using only knit and purl stitches. Written and charted instructions are included. All measurements are listed in inches and centimeters.

Yarn
Quince and Co. Finch, 2 skeins in the “Sage” (light green) or “Boreal” (dark green) colorway

Needles
2.25mm/US 1 needles or whatever size needed to get gauge

Gauge
8 stitches x 12 rows = 1in or 2.5cm

Sizes
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 foot. The length is adjustable.
XS: 6.75in or 17cm
S: 7.5in or 19cm
M: 8.25in or 21cm
L: 9 in or 23cm

Notions

  1. Stitch markers
  2. Darning/Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner to Intermediate