Domus Aurea, pronounced Dough-muss Ow-ree-ahh, is a shawl I designed with Silk Lace from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, in Honey. It's fairly simple to knit, with a long stretch in the center that is as near to mindless knitting as lace ever gets. The pattern is written in 2 sizes: scarf and shawl. The pattern is knit from cast on edge straight through to the other side. There is no grafting, no added border.
The pattern is available in my pattern shop, and on Ravelry.
The diamond pattern is created by knitting nupps. They're fairly easy to do. Honest. If you prefer, beads look nice there, too. Instructions for adding beads not included.