I have 2 patterns now available for individual purchase from Ravelry.com. These patterns were previously available only in the booklet "More Socks Inspired by the Lord of the Rings". If you wanted them and not the others, now is your opportunity. Enjoy.
Very fair was her face, and her long hair was like a river of gold. Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings. Thus Aragorn for the first time in the full light of day beheld Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, and thought her fair, fair and cold, like a morning of pale spring that is not yet come to womanhood.
“…..’What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.
“’A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
“…..Faramir said: ‘….For you are a lady high and valiant and have yourself won renown that shall not be forgotten; and you are a lady beautiful, I deem, beyond even the words of the Elven-tongue to tell….’
“’…I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying. I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.’”
The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien
The colors of this sock gradually go from the gold of Eowyn's hair, to the red I imagine her to wear. A fairly simple pattern, really, this sock is one of my favorites. The lace flowers and the smocking just seem to fit the mental image I have of Eowyn to perfection. I hope you like it too.
The brave Captain of Gondor who was of the highest quality (as proclaimed by Samwise the gardener) was
a “grave young man”. He did not desire to be a warrior, but because it was necessary, he did it well. He
was rewarded for his whole-hearted service by being made the Prince of Ithilien and receiving the hand of
Eowyn, Lady of Rohan, in marriage.
This is a simple lace pattern that starts together at the toe, splits to wrap around the ankle and meet again in the back of the leg.
Again, a deceptively simple sock to knit. I love the colors. TheUniqueSheep.com always comes up with the best colors for my designs.