Paddington Station socks by Ambrose Smith

Paddington Station socks

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.

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

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

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 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


  1. Stitch markers
  2. Darning/Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner to Intermediate

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