Doppio Colosseum (knitted) by Fay Dashper-Hughes

Doppio Colosseum (knitted)

March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
573 - 849 yards (524 - 776 m)
One Size
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Inspired by the structure and vaulted arches of The Colosseum in Rome, this is the knitted version of ‘Doppio Colosseum’ (a crocheted version is also available on Ravelry).

The pattern structure is simple but effective and easy to memorise. It is top down, so your rows get shorter and shorter as you work through the pattern.

The shawl is based on five blocks of linen stitch and four open rows to represent the vaulted arches of The Colosseum.

Pattern Tutorial: To accompany this pattern I have created a pattern tutorial. This is available through a private YouTube link that can only be accessed by people that have bought or been given the pattern for Doppio Colosseum (knitted).

The tutorial takes you through the notions needed, shawl construction, key stitches used in the pattern, blocking hints and getting in touch.

If you make this shawl please do upload your WIP and FO on Ravelry. It would be great to see it on Instagram too - #DoppioColosseum

Needles: 5mm circular needles with 60cm+ cable
Gauge: 13.5 sts and 23 rows over 5cm unblocked linen stitch
13 sts and 25 rows over 5cm blocked linen stitch
Time: About 38 hours
Meterage: 524m
Blocked dimensions: 28cm deep, 220cm top edge of shawl.

Yarn: This pattern works well with most yarns. The yarn used within the pattern is John Arbon Textiles Devonia 4ply in shade Bleeding Heart. This is a beautiful blend of wools all grown and spun in Devon, England. It comes in at 388m/ 100g and to complete the full pattern I used 135g/ 524m in total.

Blocking: This is a project that definitely benefits from blocking as it means you can accentuate the sweep in the shawl to curve it around you neck and pull out the lace section details.