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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

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The film Princess Mononoke tells the story of a young warrior prince, Ashitaka, who travels to a magical forest to be cured of an evil curse.

On his travels, he encounters an ongoing conflict between Princess Mononoke, a human raised by the wolf god Moro, and a village of humans ravaging the earth.

Like many of Miyazaki’s films, Princess Mononoke explores the eternal tension between nature and human destruction through an incredible use of color.

The color Mononoke is inspired by the princess herself, who wears the pale beige fur of a wolf on her back, and whose fair skin bears brown tribal markings and the scarlet smear of animal blood. The base of this color is variegated, and blends pale beige through a warm, light gray and into a mid-toned cool brown. Speckles of midnight blue, forest green, rusty brown, and blood red decorate this colorway.

The color Evergreen Forest takes inspiration from the magical forest that is home to the great forest spirit who shapeshifts from the form of a deer to that of a giant nightwalker. Miyazaki based this magical place on the ancient forests of Yakushima, a Japanese island. The base of this colorway blends a very dark and lucious forest green with a very warm mid-tone green, and it’s touched by a very light dusting of rusty speckles.

A note from the dyer: when knitting the colors of this collection for garments, it is ideal to alternate skeins to get even color coverage. These colors will pool, if that is the color effect you are looking for, embrace it! I especially love how these colors look knit up in socks for the pooling effect

Bases available:
Alix: 70% Falkland Merino, 30% Suri Alpaca, 650m (710yds) for 100g.
Big Merino80% superwash merino, 20% nylon, 70m (77yds) for 100g.
Merino Aran: 100% superwash merino, 166m (182yds) for 100g.
Merino Sport: 100% superwash merino, 325m (355yds) for 100g.
Merino Singles: 100% superwash merino, 366m (400yds) for 100g.
Merino Super Sock 100g, 50g and 20g: 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon
- 100g: 425m (465yds).
- 50g: 212m (218yds).
- 20g: 85m (93yds).
Kumo: 74% suri alpaca & 26% mulberry silk, 300m (328yds )for 50g.
Twist Nouveau: 100% Non-Superwash Merino, 400m (437 yds) for 100g.
Cashmerino:75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 433m (473 yards) for 100g.
Merino Bouclé: 100% Merino, 200 m (218 yds) for 50g.
Merino DK: 100% Superwash Merino, 230 m (252 yds) for 100g.
Mohair Silk: 70% Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk, approx 500 meters (546 yards) for 50g.
Silk Tweed: 100% Silk noil, 250m (273yds) for 50g.

Movie still credit : Studio Ghibli.

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