Peacock Feathers, finished

Peacock Feathers, finished

Peacock Feathers Shawl
Pattern: Peacock Feathers Shawl from Fiddlesticks
Yarn: teal laceweight cashmere, purchased from Skaska designs at Rhinebeck 2008
Needles: 2.25mm (I wanted a smaller shawl)
Started: January 2009
Finished: June 2011

Yeah, it took me a long time to knit this. I started it on my trip to Asia in early 2009, but it languished for ages after I got back. I would pick it up and work on it furiously for a few days, then set it aside again for months. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow, but it’s still hard for me sometimes to find time to knit something that isn’t work and especially something with so many charts!

I’m really happy with it. I think it’s one of the prettiest things I’ve ever knit.

Peacock Feathers, finished

18 Responses to “FO: peacock feathers”

  1. not an artist

    Wow, lovely! I had totally forgotten you were knitting this. I started one, many many years ago and I remember how many complicated charts there are in that pattern! Great colour too ;)

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  2. Dani

    Wow, looks great Laura! I think I have this pattern hidden away somewhere, I should pull it out.

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  3. Sue H

    Absolutely stunning! Wear it in the best of health and happiness!

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  4. Elizabeth

    Gorgeous. But I’d like to see you wearing it–I’m never quite sure how to pull off the wearing of larger shawl.

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  5. Beverly

    Who cares how long it took! It’s beautiful. That color is amazing and will look lovely on you.

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  6. julia

    Teal, peacock feathers and cashmere – 3 of my favourite things! Great shawl. Congrats on finally finishing it up, it’s beautiful!

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  7. Knittripps

    Very pretty! I have wanted to knit peacock feathers for a while now. I just finished up my Birch which took me 2 years (don’t know why). Sometimes slow is ok though.

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  8. Em

    That’s so gorgeous! I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while now, but haven’t got around to starting it. I might do that now!

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  9. Norma

    That is sooooo lovely. Wish I could feel it, because I bet it is quite luscious to the touch.

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  10. yvette

    Beautiful! I’ve recently cast on the stole version of this pattern. Yes, there are a lot of charts but they’re easy to follow aren’t they? It’s the tiny gauge that I find a bit daunting.

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  11. Cassy

    Laura, that is lovely lovely work. I’ve never seen that pattern before. Now it’s on the radar!

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  12. Wendolene

    This really is a gorgeous shawl! I bet you’re so pleased it’s finally finished so you can start wearing it!

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  13. Abby

    Oh wow, that’s so yummy looking! You’re inspiring me to want to make something lacy in that color!

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