Melisandre's Flames by Nin Leavitt

Melisandre's Flames

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round.
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 410 yards (366 - 375 m)
sizes s-m and m-l ladies adult foot
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“The night is dark, and full of terrors.”

Melisandre, the Red Priestess from Asshai, is Stannis’ sorceress adviser. She claims to see the prophecies of the Lord Of Light in flames, and has converted the stoic Stannis to her religion. She gives him information to help his cause, to claim his rightful seat on the throne in Westros.

Melisandre reminds me of a beautiful snake. Her body language from the R.R. Martin books is very sensual, slinky. She has an almost hypnotic power over those that come in contact with her, or she inspires fear and distrust in those who worship the old gods or the gods of the Seven. So, with this in mind, and the fact that Melisandre burns with an inner fire, I wanted a stitch pattern that is reminiscent of flickering, twisting flames, yet a little bit lacy hinting at her seductiveness.

NOTE: this pattern has both written and charted instructions. The fabric, due to the yo and decreases will look slightly different than the chart. This is expected.