A good friend of mine mentioned that she had never gone through any crisis in her life without The Lord of the Rings. As I write this, the world is in the midst of deep hardship as we all are well aware.
I was thinking of the character of Aragorn whose singular courage and wisdom save so many in that wonderful work of fiction that parallels life in so many ways. This colorway was inspired specifically by his role as healer in The Return of the King. In the houses of healing in Gondor, an old nurse remembers the saying, "The hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and so shall the rightful king be known."
I used a really lovely shade of soft forest green along with blue, copper, brown, gold, and royal purple.
I dyed it on Sock Perfection, which is perfect for everything from socks to shawls to sweaters and beyond. It's made of extra-soft superwash merino and nylon.
The Hands of the King on Sock Perfection
450 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
80% extra-soft superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
The last photo shows The Hands of the King, Annunciation Blue, and Arwen. I think they would make a beautiful shawl together, don't you?
I included photos of a hat I knit up in this colorway using Wonderful Worsted. It should give you an idea of how the colorway will work up, but keep in mind that how it looks will vary a lot depending on the pattern, the yarn base, and even the individual skein.
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