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.
Romeo is also available as part of the Seven Colorwork Adventures eBook.
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