A stranded stole pattern inspired by Renaissance textiles and the work of the Italian designer Romeo Gigli and his love of ornate fabrics.
The above sample was knit on 2.75mm/US2 needles with 2 ColorShift Yarn sets (discontinued - see help page):
MC Wisteria Gradation 189gr/856yds/780m and CC Zinnia Bridge 145g/656yds/600m
Total yardage used: 713yds/650m of Wisteria and 574yds/524m of Zinnia.
Finished dimensions: approximately 68x17.5in/172x44.5cm.
Gauge: 24sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern
The knitting includes back and forth stranding, bands of reverse stranding, and an edging of corrugated ribbing stripes. The reverse stranding prevents curling and creates a slightly pleated effect.
The pdf includes three charts and short written instructions.
Two of the charts are for the 2012 version and a variation of the 2012 version with deeper bands of reverse stranding and a different edging. The third chart is for the 2014 version shown at the bottom of the page.
reverse of Romeo 2012
all photos above: Romeo 2012
Romeo 2014 version, pictured below:
Knit on on 2.75mm/US2 needles with 2 ColorShift Yarn sets (discontinued - see help page):
MC Red Temperature Gradation 640yds/584m CC Purple Temperature Gradation 640yds/584m
Sample uses up approximately 450yds/410m of the MC and 320yds/300m of the CC
Gauge: 24sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded pattern
Dimensions after blocking: 61in/155cm long x 14.5in/37cm
57 gold and silver size 6 glass beads are added with a 1mm crochet hook