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Mayur, meaning “peacock” in Sanskrit, was inspired by my desire to create a two color shawl with an ombre stripping sequence.

Sometimes simplicity is best and so to let the yarn shine, the only stitch patterns used are stockinette and a yo, k2tog mesh.

This makes it the perfect pattern for that special hand-painted yarn.


Yarn: 980 yards (896 meters), fingering weight
Shown in: Unplanned Peacock Studio, “Superwash Merino Fingering Weight”; 875 yards (800 meters)/skein, 1 skein each of “slate” & “robin’s egg”


Needles: US size 6 (4.00 mm) 40 inch (100 cm) circular or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: 1 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts/4 inches; 30 rows/4 inches (20 sts/10 cm; 30 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked stockinette

Blocked Dimensions: 21.5 inches (54.5 cm) in diameter point to point, blocked

Skills Used: casting on, binding off, knitting, working in the round on circulars and DPNs, working with two colors of yarn in stripes, k2tog, yo, weaving in ends, blocking lace




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