Romeo Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Romeo Shawl

January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size: 70½ inches (177cm) from side to side and 12 inches (31 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
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A love story written in collaboration with Sundara Yarns

Curious about Romeo and Juliet’s time together, we thought up this design…

Fortunately, you don’t have to be an emotionally unstable Romeo to appreciate the unique characteristics of this shawl. Its construction is not complicated and due to its side-to-side assembly you won’t have to manage hundreds of stitches at once, making this one a good beginning cable and short row project. For those more experienced knitters there is just enough romance and action going on to keep the plot interesting.

A romantic look and feel calls for a delicate yarn, one that is sumptuous. Since you will only need to commit to one skein, I encourage you to go ultra luxurious, in a perfectly complimentary colorway that makes the love in your eyes shine like a beacon.

As Romeo looks down on his love one last time I imagine him sweetly wrapping her up in a shawl to keep her warm during her final slumber. As he puts his arms around her and kisses her one last time we reflect on those relationships in our lives that we should take more time to honor.

Romeo and Juliet were together for three days before their time together ended. How long will your romance last?

Finished Measurements:
70½ inches (177cm) from side to side and 12 inches (31 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.

Yarn: Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Cashmere (65% cashmere/35% silk; 100g/420y) – 400 yd - 1 skein. Shown in colorway Romeo.
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles.

19 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.