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"...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

I dyed Eowyn's Mantle using my Ikat method. First I dyed the majority of the skein a soft tonal navy color, 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.

This particular batch came out a little more heathered than usual.

Eowyn's Mantle on Squoosh DK
Lord of the Rings Collection
250 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
100% extra-fine superwash merino
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.

As a token of my appreciation, I would be happy to include a handmade felt ball infused with essential lavender oil with your order. Just mention it in the note to seller if you would like one.

Happy fiber artistry!