Mrs Peacock

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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.

Yarn: Madelinetosh ‘tosh lace,’ 950 yards (968 meters), 100% superwash merino, 1 skein, shown in ‘flashdance’

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) 40 inch (101 cm) circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 1 safety pin or row marker

Gauge: 6.5 sts/inch; 10 rows/inch (6.5 sts/2.5 cm; 10 rows/2.5 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette

Blocked Dimensions: 20.5 inches (52 cm) down the center back

Skills Used: reading charts, casting on, binding off, knitting, purling, k2tog, k2togtbl, sl 1-k2tog-psso, slipping stitches, ssk, yarn over, weaving in ends, blocking lace

Only charts are included in the pattern.

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