"...Lady Eowyn wore a great blue mantle of the colour of deep summer-night, and it was set with silver stars about hem and throat."
---The Return of the King by Tolkien
This is a colorway I have been wanting to dye for a long time. I dyed it using my Ikat method. First I dyed the majority of the skein navy, and then I added thin stripes of alternating silver and gold. The gold was artistic license on my part, but I thought it was a reasonable addition to the description of the cloak given to Eowyn by Faramir.
If you knit or crochet with it, you'll get little dots or stars of gold and silver in the field of dark blue. If you weave with it, you'll get short stripes of gold and silver.I used my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats--and perfect for this colorway.
Eowyn's Mantle on Sparkly Merino Sock
Literary Yarn Collection
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
Eowyn's Mantle would go beautifully with Mithril.
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