Romeo by Kieran Foley
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December 2012
ColorShift Gradation
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1300 yards (1189 m)
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A stranded stole pattern inspired by Renaissance textiles and the work of the Italian designer Romeo Gigli and his love of ornate fabrics.

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

The top sample was knit on 2.75mm/US2 needles with 2 colorshift yarns sets:
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.

Unfortunately, ColorShift is currently unavailable and would appear to be discontinued. If you are looking for substitute yarns, ColorShift Yarn is described in the Etsy Store as a two-ply jumper weight (fingering) yarn milled from 23.5 micron superwash Merino wool that knits up at about 8 st/in on US1-2 needles (2.25-2.75mm). There is a Gorgeous Gradients group here on Ravelry which might be a good starting point for substitute gradient yarns, and you can click on the “yarn ideas” tab above to see what yarns have been used in Ravelry projects.

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 in the bottom photo):
Knit on on 2.75mm/US2 needles with 2 colorshiftyarn sets:
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

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

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