Was I right? Well lets fix that! (Don't worry we will go back to dwarves and hobbits shortly.)
Knitting is mention in the book of course, it is a key to a great novel to mention knitting.
"From time to time, Cosette raised her eyes from her knitting, and looked sadly at them as they were playing." -Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Of course there is Russel Crowe, a knitter's long time favourite. Gotta love a man who can knit and sword fight.
Helena Bonham Carter must have had a blast playing this over the top character. She always gets such crazy roles.
Madame Thénardier's has these insane costumes with lots of colour and "slapped together from the rag bin" style.
Madame Thénardier's Pauper Gloves
Les Miserables #1
Grey Fingering Wt and US2 3mm
Cast on 45 stitches,loosely. Carefully join in the round, being careful not to twist. Place marker to mark beginning of round.
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: [k1tbl, p2] to end of round.
Continue in k1tbl, p2 ribbing for 3 inches or desired length.
Round 1 : M1, purl two stitches, M1, place marker, k1tbl and work the rest of the round as established (p2,k1tbl). The thumb stitches between the markers are to be in the same ribbing.
Rounds 2 & 3: Knit in established ribbing.
Repeat rounds 1-3 eight more times increasing and maintaining ribbing pattern. You will have 60 stitches total on the needles, and you will have 18 stitches between the two markers.
Hold Stitches for Thumb: Slip 18 stitches to waste yarn to hold for thumb. Cast on 2 stitches onto right-hand needle. Work 2 stitches from left-hand needle rejoining the knitting in the round. Continue knitting in K1tbl,P2 ribbing in the round for the hand stitches (total of 45 stitches for hand).
Hand: Knit in established ribbing until ½ inch less than desired length.
Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit. Bind off purlwise.
Thumb Place 18 stitches from waste yarn onto needles. Join yarn and work in established ribbing. Pick up and knit 3 stitches across cast on edge above thumb – 21 stitches. Work in K1tbl,p2 ribbing for 1inch . Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit. Bind off purlwise.
More to come! But I want to get to bed before midight.