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D'Artagnan

Knitting
December 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
390 - 450 yards (357 - 411 m)
men's small (medium)
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D’Artagnan is the protagonist of the novels “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas père.
The character is initially a hotheaded poor young nobleman from Gascony wanting to joint the Musketeers in Paris. There he quickly becomes friends with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis and has a series of adventures which put him at odds with Cardinal Richelieu.
In the end, Richelieu, then First Minister of France, is impressed by d’Artagnan, and makes him a Lieutenant of the Musketeers. This begins his long career of military service, as detailed in the sequels to Dumas’ famous novel.

The lines of cables above a textured background in the pattern of these socks fit D’Artagnan’s character perfectly: always straightforward even when faced with a rough patch in life.

The patterns of my musketeer socks are just low-key enough to be wearable for all the men in your life,
and just interesting enough to save the knitter from being bored to tears while making them.

You can find the other 3 musketeer socks here: Athos, Porthos, Aramis