And Then There Were None by Maureen Foulds
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And Then There Were None

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Small, Medium, (Large), with an 7.5”, (8.25”, 9.5”) leg circumference
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“And Then There Were None” is a cabled pattern inspired by the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. In the novel, ten people who had been involved in the death(s) of other human beings but either escaped notice or were not subject to legal repercussions, are tricked into coming to an island. Although they are the only people on the island, and cannot escape due to bad weather, each guest is killed in a manner seeming to parallel the deaths described in the nursery rhyme “Ten Little Indians”.

Mirroring the novel, the sock begins with 10 strands of cabling which intertwine and divide as they meander down the leg. Beginning on the back of the leg and one by one, the individual strands of cable are cut off, “killed” as it were, just like each guest on the island.

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Sizes: Small, Medium, (Large), with an 7.5”, (8.25”, 9.5”) leg circumference, blocked

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You must be willing to cable! There are several different size cables.


  • Approximately 400 yards (365m) of Squeaky Elliot sock yarn (1 skein= 400yd/365m per 3.5oz/100g), or similar. Note: Heavily cabled patterns such as this one tend to consume extra yarn and pull the fabric in more than the average stitch pattern. Consider this factor if substituting a different yarn and when choosing which size to make.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.5 mm) double-point or circular needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry needle, cable needle (optional), stitch marker

PS. The photos with different color socks? Those represent the 9 victims on the island. ;-)