Jean Valjean is one of the colorways I created using Les Miserables as my inspiration.
At the beginning, this extraordinarily strong man is in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister and her children. After being released on parole, he is unable to find work because of having been in prison.
Once again in desperation, he attempts to steal from a bishop, but the good bishop catches him and makes a gift of what Jean Valjean had intended to steal. Because of that experience, he decides to spend his life doing good and does so. However, all the while he is being sought by Javert.
I could go on and on, but I'll stop there. I dyed Jean Valjean's colorway in red for passion, purple for his self-sacrificing nature, gold for his goodness of heart, blue for loyalty, white for virtue, and black for the darkness of his life.
I dyed it on Splendid Sock, which is fantastic for everything from socks to shawls to sweaters and beyond. It's made of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon.
Jean Valjean on Splendid Sock
463 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
75% superwash merino / 25% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
Jean Valjean goes beautifully with Javert and Cosette or with Little Black Dress and Cherries Jubilee or with Eggplant and Renaissance Blue. Lots of possibilities.
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