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 these on 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.
The Hands of the King on Sparkly Merino Sock
Literary Yarn Collection
Splashed & Speckled Colorway
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
The Hands of the King would look beautiful with Annunciation Blue or Eggplant.
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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