The Paths of the Dead is one of my Lord of the Rings colorways. It represents the part where Aragorn goes to ask the dead kings who had broken their oaths to fulfill those oaths and finally have rest.
The colors are gray and gold for the dead kings, chocolate for the path, and purple for Aragorn. There are black speckles for the darkness of the path.
In spite of the sinister theme, this is a lovely mostly neutral colorway that would make a great sweater on its own or look wonderful with the other Lord of the Rings colorways.
I dyed this yarn using my Splashed and Speckled method, which means each skein contains the same colors but in different places, making each one unique. If you plan to use more than one skein in a project, I recommend switching skeins every few rows to create a more consistent look.
I dyed this colorway on Stained Glass Sock, which is a smooth, soft 2-ply yarn made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The thing that makes Stained Glass Sock uniquely wonderful is that one ply is made of white wool while the other alternates between black and white, so when I dye the yarn, it looks like leaded stained glass. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
The Paths of the Dead on Stained Glass Sock
Splashed & Speckled Colorway
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
I knit a sample hat using The Paths of the Dead with The Coronation of Aragorn on Squoosh DK. You can see it in the last two photos.
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