Mrs. Peacock

from Holly Chayes Designs

Mrs. Peacock Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • reading charts
  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • purling
  • k2tog
  • k2togtbl
  • sk2p
  • ssk
  • yo
  • slipping stitches
  • weaving in ends
  • blocking lace

Pattern Description:

Light as a feather, though 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.


6.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in washed and blocked stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20.5 inches (52 cm) down the center back


  • 950 yards (868 meters), lace weight
  • 1 US size 2 (2.75 mm) 40 inch (100 cm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers (4)
  • safety pin or row marker (1)
  • yarn or tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

950 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh "Tosh Lace"