Charted & written directions
Part of the Fellowship of the Ring Collection: 8 patterns available by subscription for $45 through Sunday May 2nd. After that price will be $8 for individual sale.
The yarn is Madelinetosh sock in Thicket, a lovely dusky, earthy eggplant type color. I looked at black & charcoal, but it was too stark. Dwarrowdelf isn’t an evil place. Yes, the Balrog lives there, yes, it has been overrun by cave trolls. But is was once the great hall of the Dwarven Kings of Old. It has been forgotten & neglected.
I think this color perfectly captures the essence of that feeling - faded out to a dusty echo of what was once royal purple.
The stole is knit in an interesting fashion. A back strip is knit in two pieces & grafted at center to form a pattern like this: <<<»>. then the ends are knit down from the sides of that strip. turning the pattern upside down results in a repeating arched pattern reminiscent of the great hall itself.
Stole is finished at the bottom edges with an openwork pattern representing the Misty Mountains.
ERRATA: Page 3 top line reads:
Upon completion of row 33, return to row 6 and repeat rows 6-33 twice more (3 reps total).
Upon completion of row 33, return to row 6 and repeat rows 6-33 twice more (3 reps total). Now work rows 6 through 10 once more.