OMBRAGE (which means shadow in french) brings a very special dimension to Fine Arts. The great painters have used it since the Renaissance to give volume and depth to their canvases. As incredible as it may seem, there is an history of shadow in the evolution of Fine Arts. A legend reported by Pliny the Elder identifies the shadow as the origin of the painting's creation. The legend is about a young Corinthian woman, in love with a man who had to leave the city, and drew the shadow of her beloved on a wall by candlelight.
I purchased 3 generously sized skeins & made 2 beautiful shoulder shawls, used the remainder to make a third one along with complimentary colors BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T STOP RUNNING THIS YARN THROUGH MY FINGERS till I used it all up -- toughest decision will be which color to buy next!! Roberta.
I had a skein of this for a pair of socks for my husband. Loved the colorway so much that I had to buy another skein for me.
This is such a well-behaved, polished yarn. The silk adds strength and a little sheen which makes stitches come to life and gives the overall fabric a lovely drape and elegance. The yarn is smooth and easy to knit with, it blocks well, and is a perfect weight for an indoor sweater. The colors are just mesmerizing! I love how this yarn is so saturated with color yet maintains a gentle varying of shades.
I couldn't be happier with this gorgeous yarn. The colorway is beautiful and the yarn is so soft! Highly recommend!!
Beautiful shawl with this yarn-soft, easy to knit, compliments galore