Domus Aurea

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. If you prefer triangular shawls, see Antigua.


Yarn: Lace weight yarn. Scarf 375; stole: 950 yards.
Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, Silk Lace, 1 hank in Honey.
Gauge: 19 sts to 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern, blocked.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge.
Beads: Size 8 seed beads, optional.
Finished size: 9.5 x 60 [20 x 75] inches; 24 x 152 [51 x 190] cm.
Notions: Stitch markers are optional
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: K2tog, ssk, YO, s1-k2tog-psso, nupps
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.

Thank you!

Many, many thanks to my wonderful test knitter, Kathryn. Again. Hugs.