The Gates of Moria by Natalia Moreva

The Gates of Moria

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August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
One size, depends on gauge/ yarns used. The mittens are 68 st. wide.
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This pattern is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s drawing that was also used in Peter Jackson’s movie. According to the book, the Gates are only visible under the moonlight; that’s why I used light yarn on dark background for the first sample pair (and that’s how the pattern is charted). However, you can also knit it dark on light, just like in the Tolkien’s drawing ;-)) .