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Peacock Feather Shawl

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Pure decadence with every stitch, you will love making this shawl as much as you will love wearing it. A perfect marriage of Gelato and La Boheme give The Peacock Feather Shawl a wonderful texture and gorgeous drape. Add a little shimmer and shine to your clothing ensemble. The pattern is mostly written in crochet chart as the stitch pattern is easier to understand in this format. Doing a gauge swatch and WET BLOCKING the swatch is VITAL as the yarn does stretch! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY bpdc: (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back again around the post of the next designated st, work as double crochet. dc: (double crochet) Yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop; [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times. Double Treble Crochet (dtr): Yarn over hook three times, insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; (yarn over and draw through two loops) four times. fpdc: (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of the next designated st, work as double crochet. sc: (single crochet) Insert crochet hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over hook two times, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop; (yarn over and draw through two loops) three times. How to read crochet charts! GAUGE pre-blocked gauge: 2 st patt reps = 2.5? X 4.5? in Post Stitch patt and Gelato. 1 st patt rep = 8.5? X 9.75? in Pineapple Stitch patt and La Boheme. blocked gauge: 2 st patt reps = 4.5? x 5.5? in Post Stitch patt and Gelato. 1 st patt rep = 10? x 13? in SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Measurements: approx. 23? from center top edge to bottom edge, approx. 40 (68)? wingspan; all measurements taken after blocking. Shown in large size. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Fiesta Yarns

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: Fiesta Yarns, ?Gelato? (100% rayon; 260 yds, 3 oz): sugar cane #153; 1 (2) hanks. Fiesta Yarns, ?La Boheme? (47% rayon, 32% brushed kid mohair, 14% wool, 4% nylon, 3% metallic; 165 yds, 4 oz): sugar cane, #153; 2 (3) hanks.
  • Hook: Size US F (3.75 mm) and US H (5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Notions: tapestry needle.

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Marly Bird
Marlaina 'Marly' Bird fled the world of financial services to launch a career in the yarn industry and she hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-crafty girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She is the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns, hosts the YarnThing podcast, is the author of Cold Weather Crochet and I Can't Believe I'm Entrelac Knitting, and co-author of Knitting for Dummies, 3rd ed. You've seen her designs in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, and in the books Knitter's Book of Socks, Unexpected Afghans, Simply Crochet, Lace Yarn Studio, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Knitting Plus. Along with her designing and podcast, Marly has a successful YouTube channel where she teaches both knitting and crochet. On top of all that, Marly also has several online classes available with Creativebug and Craftsy.com. In her spare time, Marly is a wife to a very understanding husband, raises three kids, and because life was not crazy enough--has three dogs. For more about Marly, go to www.marlybird.com.