Roman Villa Shawl by Caroline Sommerfeld

Roman Villa Shawl

October 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1074 - 1094 yards (982 - 1000 m)
One Size
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The Roman Villa shawl takes you on an archaeological expedition, touring an ancient Roman Villa; bring your knitting needles instead of your trowel to excavate the stunning details drawn from history! Roman villas embodied the ideal of living and were often built as multi-storey buildings with under-floor heating that many would still envy today. Decoration could be elaborate, with villas being completed with stunning mosaic floors, and walls decorated with beautiful frescos depicting landscapes, gardens, myths, gods, heroes, people, animals, household scenes and more. This shawl echoes the layout of a typical Roman villa layout, incorporating colours, textures, and stitch patterns that draw on this rich legacy to create your own interpretation of wearable luxury.

Finished Measurements
Shawl measures: width 211cm / 83” tip to tip, across top of shawl and depth is 61cm / 24” at center from top edge to bottom of border.


Yarn: 25% Manx Loaghtan Wool/75% Punta Arenas Wool 100g/3.5oz, 250m/273yd, one skein each in MC, CC1, CC2, CC3, and CC4. Sample shown in Irish Linen (MC), Denim 2 (CC1), Oak (CC2), French Bordeaux (CC3), and Night (CC4).

MC 196m / 214 yds
CC1 167m / 182 yds
CC2 232m / 254 yds
CC3 204m / 223 yds
CC4 183m / 200 yds

Needle A: One set size 3.75mm / US 5, 100 cm / 40” circular needles, or size(s) needed to achieve gauge.

Needle B: One DPN size 4.0mm / US 6, or one size larger than needle A.
Needle C: Two DPNs, size 4.5mm / US 7, or two sizes larger than needle A.

Notions: Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, Pins, Blocking wires (optional but recommended)

Errata have been corrected and brought up to date in current pdf edition; please see errata link for full details if you have an earlier version of the pattern.