16/06/2009

Domus Aurea

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This is a test knit for Laura knitted during April and May (can it be that long ago??) in a gorgeous greeny soft sheeny pure silk from Sunshine Yarns. It is a lovely pattern whose very clean and simple lines appealed to me from the start - and a very fast knit, not least because I knitted the scarf size. I began my scarf working the nupps written in the pattern butI very soon changed to using the suggested alternative beads because the nupps just didn't show up enough against the variations in the yarn colour. What has taken an inordinate time was getting some decent photos.

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Why is this colour so hard to photograph?? It's most accurate on the second picture.

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It is so lovely and has been admired by everyone who saw it on my table - so much so that as soon as the green was finished I was inspired to start a second one to be used specifically as a table centre runner. This next is wider and gold as the pattern's name suggests. It is 100% silk with a gorgeous sheen - I just hope I can take some photos that do it justice.

5 comments:

RooKnits said...

oooh, pretty!

Anna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the colour and the intricate design!

Jean said...

The scarf is very pretty and would make a beautiful table runner. I so agree, color is difficult for me to photograph as well.

clarabelle said...

Fantastic idea about the table runner, Kathryn! I really like drapeing knits across furniture. Also, I've had a look at Sunshine Yarns before, but not bought, so thanks for the positive headsup!

Anna said...

It's beautiful! I love the beading on it. My son had taken one of my scarves and uses it as a runner on his bedside table - it's a really nice idea!