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Holly Chayes


Mrs. Peacock

Light as a feather, tough as a board, sticks and string combine to create a cascade of feathers falling down your back. Just a delicate touch, enough to complete any look and give you a reason to crow.

Knit in one piece from the top down, this shawl begins by casting on 11 stitches at the back of the neck and increasing eight stitches every other row to shape this shawl into a crescent. Finally, an eyelet-increase row is worked just before the bind off to ensure that a thorough blocking is possible.

Updated July 28, 2011: chart enlarged

Updated August 9, 2011: charts updated

Pattern Detail

  • lace pattern only charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • 20.5 inches (52 cm) down center back; see data page
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 2.75 mm
    • US 2
    • 26.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
P1000692-2-pf P1000694-pf P1000697-1-pf

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Thursday, July 28 2011, 21:32


I really appreciate you bringing this up. I just uploaded a new version of the pattern with a larger chart.


Edited 8/9/11: I've updated the chart again, it will now scale much larger without getting blurry or fuzzy.

JoAnn E

Tuesday, July 26 2011, 00:39

I'm not stupid, and I'm a very experienced knitter, but I found this impossible. I couldn't see the charts, they are minute. I love the shawl, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to make it.

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