06 September 2014

Peacock Shawl finished

Happy Fibre Arts Friday! Today I have a finished project to show, yay!

This is a birthday present for my Ma who is turning 70 in October. I spun the yarn from some silver grey merino rovings from Bendigo Woollen Mills then dyed the yarn into mother's favourite colour. The whole project took a little over five months to complete, but I could have finished it much sooner if I'd worked on it consistently.
Pattern: Peacock's Tail by Rose Beck
Yarn: handspun merino and hand dyed, fingering weight, used 120g
Needle size: 5mm
My project page: here
Notes: I love the stitch patterns, they are very pretty and flow nicely from one into another. The construction is interesting where you increase at each end as well as fan out from the middle, creating a gentle crescent shape. The only thing I would change next time is to use a different cast off, the ones given by the pattern did not provide a stretchy enough border in my opinion as I had trouble blocking out the points. I might use EZ's sewn bind off if I were to make it again.

That's it from me, thanks for dropping by, please hop over to Andrea's at Wisdom Begins in Wonder for more fibre fun.


  1. Such a beautiful shawl in a wonderful color. Don't remind your Ma about older ladies in purple, that great poem by Nadine Stair. Or maybe do, because she might be honored.

  2. What a lovely shawl. I am going to knit one for my mum, who will be 94 next birthday, so am looking very carefully at shawl patterns. Yours looks beautiful.

  3. Did my comment go through? I think I messed up. I was admiring the solid stockinette stitch on the shoulders!

  4. It's beautiful and that color is gorgeous. I know the recipient will treasure this shawl.

  5. Oooh, nice project lady! Everyone's got some great FOs this week. Rose Beck is one of the more popular shawl designers in the 12ShawlsForever group, so I expect your mother will like it quite a lot. I love the color. Yes, yes I do. :)

  6. What a lovely gift for your mom. It looks sooo soft. A very special present!