“And you, Ring-bearer,’ she said, turning to Frodo. ‘I come to you last who are not last in my thoughts. For you I have prepared this.’ She held up a small crystal phial: it glittered as she moved it, and rays of white light sprang from her hand. ‘In this phial,’ she said, ‘is caught the light of Eärendil’s star, set amid the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. Remember Galadriel and her Mirror!’
--The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
I have been mulling over this quote from The Two Towers for a few weeks, trying to think of a way to use Galadriel's light as inspiration for a new yarn colorway. I chose to create a background of black for the dark places in which the phial is eventually used, and I decided to use all the ROYGBIV colors for the white light, because white light is made from all the colors and because I thought it would make really lovely yarn.
This decision actually caused quite a lot of controversy within my household with half of my family saying it made perfect sense and the other half saying that it the white light needed to be simply white.
This colorway can be used for assigned pooling patterns, including my own, The Long Way Round.
I dyed it on Super Sport, which is a wonderfully squishy 80/20 superwash/nylon yarn perfect for hats, shawls, sweaters, and heavier weight socks for winter. It has great stitch definition.
A Light in Dark Places on Super Sport
Assigned Pooling Colorway
328 yards / 3.5 oz / 3 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
A Light in Dark Places would look great with Sunflower, Margarita, and Lilac.
I've included a couple photos of a hat I knit using this colorway on Wonderful Worsted to give you an idea of how it can work up.
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