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These socks are inspired by the Agatha Christie novel The Mystery of the Blue Train, featuring Hercule Poirot. The story centers around a murder and jewel theft on 'The Blue Train', a famous train which took the wealthy from Paris to the French Riviera.

The socks are mirrored on the front with an off-center cabled pattern which runs down the outer leg. This pattern represents the train and tracks, with the sleeper compartments. On the back of the sock is a triple braid of cables, representing the ruby necklace stolen in the novel.

The pattern provides two options: beads or nupps. Along the front, there are two beads/nupps in each parallelogram 'sleeper compartment' and on the back of the sock, the beads act as the stolen jewels. If you don't want beads on the foot of your sock, switch to nupps for a flatter sock top, although the top of the foot only has 4-6 beads.

**E-book details*

Language
English
Brand
Independent Designer
Designer
Maureen Foulds
Craft
Knitting
Format
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level
Advanced
Pages
27
 

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