Rheingold by Jade Starmore


DK / Sport ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
To fit bust approximately 38, 41, 44.75 and 47.25 inches
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Available only as a kit, ranging in price from $142 to $203.

Jade Starmore
(as quoted on the Virtual Yarns website) "As I watched a televised production of Das Rheingold there came from out of the blue, an idea that will bring a golden glow to any occasion. I created a vertically banded tunic with a wide neck, as this is a very adaptable shape. For the main pattern I sketched a sun with beaming rays looking over a graceful flower with curving leaves and stem. For the narrow contrast panel I invented some delicate motifs to complement the principal flower. For the background I chose the glowing sunshine colours of Whin, Golden Plover and Sundew, with the pattern delicately portrayed in Sea Ivory, Machair, Pebble Beach, Spindrift and Solan Goose. The background and pattern colours are reversed in the narrow contrast bands to create a lengthening and slimming effect. Just the thing to put the light back into the life of a disconsolate Rhinemaiden."