Stephannie Tallent

for Sunset Cat Designs   2012

Peacock Stole

I wanted to design a shawl that incorporated traditional lace patterns, reminiscent of peacock feathers, into a simple rectangular shawl. This is a good first lace piece for a confident knitter, but still has enough going on to maintain your interest if you have more experience.

The shawl is very easy to resize; since all the repeats across the different stitch patterns are the same width, simply work more (or fewer) panels. Of course length is also easily changed by working more or fewer repeats of each stitch pattern.

Worked in luxurious Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk, the Peacock Shawl would make a treasured gift—if you can bear to remove it from your own shoulders.

This design plus 14 more can be found as an e-book at
California Revival Knits

Pattern Detail

  • Pattern motifs charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • approx. 18in / 45.5cm by 66in / 167.5cm, blocked
  • digital PDF has 4 pages
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Peacockshawl-41 Stole_20cover Peacockshawl-70

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