The sock pattern that I test knit is now live! They’re called the Paddington Station Socks, and the designer said they’re named for the novel 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie. I haven’t read it; I volunteered to test because I liked the texture of the pattern.
It’s just knits and purls in a four-row repeat, so it’s simple but still engaging enough to not be boring. I knit the large size, and I actually like the slightly bigger leg for myself! The pattern continues onto the top of the foot nicely and makes for a nice squishy sock. It was a quick enough knit, and the only reason I haven’t finished the second one is because of gift knitting. But I’m getting close!
Just a gusset and a foot left to go and then I can add another pair to my sock drawer! My yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted and I like it a lot. It’s soft but feels sturdy, and is a thick enough fingering to make a dense sock like I prefer.
Pattern: Paddington Station Socks by Ambrose Smith
They look great!
Gorgeous! But darn that pesky gift knitting! It is wonderful to make for others but when it gets to the crunch time in december it is so hard to resist all the temptation to start a million projects before finishing the gifts!
Exactly! I just want to knit ALL the things right now!
Awesome sock! I agree, the pattern on this looks really awesome.