Ulfat-atam ma tanakhi
uduhu bin-nât aznân tarsisi
No shaft of light Can breach it
No breath of air
Comes from it
Only an endless dark rises…
It seems only fitting that we should begin our exploration of themes from The Two Towers with a piece designed to represent one of those towers.
Size: 54 in wide by 20 in long (at center back)
Materials: 3 balls Rowan Panama or 415 yds sport/fingering weight yarn
size 5 (US) needles or to obtain gauge
Gauge (stockinette st - blocked): 5 st = 1 inch
Intermediate level - charted & written
Barad Dur is a quick little shawlette, knit from the bottom or outside up & inward, decreasing as you go. The patterning is only on the outer edges, so once you have worked through the chart or directions for that portion, it is an easy stretch of stockinette until bind off.
Pattern’s lace motif features the Eye of Sauron.
Barad Dur never looked so good!