Domus Aurea by Laura Patterson

Domus Aurea

May 2009
Lace ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 950 yards (343 - 869 m)
scarf and stole
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I’ve always loved the simple elegance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. This design was inspired mostly by his decorative glass pieces. The name, however, comes from ancient Rome. Emperor Nero built a grand villa, Domus Aurea (Dough-muss Ow-ree-ahh), Latin for “Golden House,” and had the ceilings and walls covered with golden mosaics.

Designed to be knit as either a scarf or shawl, this garment is knit with clean, simple lines. Knit from one end straight through to the other, then cast off, it’s a relatively simple piece to make up. Nupps are included for simple added texture. One or more beads, or a simple knit stitch, can be worked in place of the nupps, if desired.

This is an fairly easy lace pattern.

Sizes: 9.5 x 60 20 x 75 inches; 24 x 152 51 x 190 cm.

Skills: Lace knitting, nupps.

Other supplies: Lifelines and stitch markers are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.