Captain Hastings by Maureen Foulds

Captain Hastings

December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small, (Medium,Large), with an 7.5”, (8.25”, 10.5”) leg circumference, blocked.
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Hastings is Hercules Poirot’s “Watson”, recording their adventures and always rushing to action – and conclusions. He is the very portrait of the proper British gentleman, old school tie and all.

The fabric of the traveling rib stitch circles the leg, mimicking the diagonal stripe of the Eton College school tie, Hastings’ Alma Mater.

The pattern is made up entirely of knits and purls, making this an easy knit, although it still requires some attention. On the foot, the traveling rib subtly turns into stocking stitch. The right and left sock patterns are mirrored, creating a pointer when the feet are side by side.

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This pattern is part of an e-book series, The Agatha Christie Series, Volume 2 (The Poirot Collection). Follow along as I create designs inspired by Agatha Christie novels featuring Hercule Poirot.

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Sizes: Small, (Medium,Large), with an 7.5”, (8.25”, 10.5”) leg circumference, blocked.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Must be familiar with sock construction and knitting in the round.


  • Approximately 400 yards (365m) of Sweet Georgia, BFL sock yarn (1 skein= 400yd/365m per 3.5oz/100g), or similar.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.25 mm) double-point or circular needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry needle, stitch marker

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