A friend of mine is knitting the Silk Diamonds Scarf from Simply Shetland 4 -- she's using her own colourway and she let me photograph it when we met for lunch.....
I've never done any modular knitting like this -- looks very interesting.
A couple of you have asked me about the vintage design "Thoroughbred" by you know who -- what shades would I use if I were to knit it....well, I would love to knit it but I have other things on the go right now......but that doesn't stop me from swatching LOL!
So I'd use
It's hard to tell from the photo in Vogue, and looking at the original shades used in Vogue, and comparing them to the shades used in the Scottish Collection version.....I came up with my own colorway. I'm happy with it, but as I've never seen the original, I don't know how close a match it is.
The Thoroughbred design calls for 17 different shades - with two skeins of the main shade and only one each of the other.......that's 18 balls -- would that be enough? I'm wondering.....my Autumn Rose only weighs 16 ounces. (Note that it calls for a 2 oz skeins of Natural and Mushroom......does it actually need 2 Oz of these shades? I don't think so.
I used Moorgrass, Woodgreen Peat, Walnut, Espresso, Port Wine, Blueberry and Bramble for the background, with Cherry, Rust, Amber, Nutmeg, Yellow Ochre, Thistledown, Salmon, Marjoram and Eesit for the pattern.
If I did this design, I'd make the neckline lower (it seems quite high in the photo and someone on Ravelry said they'd make the neckline lower) and maybe give it some subtle shaping a la Autumn Rose (not as drastic as Autumn Rose).
Just my 2 cents worth!