Fine Feather Shawl

Fine Feather Shawl

This elegant double knit shawl was inspired by a folded peacock tail. The teardrop shaping is achieved through the use of simple increase and decreases. Wear it as a shawl or a scarf with jeans and a long-sleeved tee.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 12″ at widest point x 70″ in length

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Stitch Pattern

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarn KnitCircus Greatest of Ease (80% Merino, 20% Nylon; 400 yards [366 meters]/100 grams): Bluenique (MC), 2 skeins; One Fine Day (CC1), 1 skein; Mermaid Lagoon (CC2), 1 skein.

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm): 16″ circular

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers

Abbreviations

SSK – slip, slip, knit

K2tog – knit two together

P2tog – purl two together

P2togtbl – purl two together through the back loops

M1 – make one

Special Stitches

P2togtbl

Slip two stitches as if to knit onto the right needle, slip both stitches back onto the left needle. Purl through the back loop of both stitches. This results in a left-leaning decrease that matches the style of all the other decreases.

M1 st-pair

A pair of stitches used to form one block of a double-knit pattern; a knit stitch followed by a purl stitch.

Make one with your main color, then immediately make one with your contrasting color to form a new stitch pair.

Stitch Pattern

Row 1: K 14 st-pairs.

Row 2: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 8 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 20 st-pairs.

Row 3: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 16 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 24 st-pairs.

Row 4: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 22 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 26 st-pairs.

Row 5: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 24 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 28 st-pairs.

Row 6: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 26 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 30 st-pairs.

Row 7: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 28 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 32 st-pairs.

Row 8: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 30 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 34 st-pairs.

Row 9: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 32 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 36 st-pairs.

Row 10: Follow Chart.

Row 11: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 34 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 38 st-pairs.

Row 12: Follow Chart.

Row 13: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 36 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 40 st-pairs.

Row 14: Follow Chart.

Row 15: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 38 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 42 st-pairs.

Row 16: Follow Chart.

Row 17: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 40 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 44 st-pairs.

Row 18: Follow Chart.

Row 19: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 42 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 46 st-pairs.

Row 20: Follow Chart.

Row 21: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 44 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 48 st-pairs.

Rows 22-23: Follow Chart.

Rows 24: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k4 6 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 50 st-pairs.

Rows 25-27: Follow Chart.

Row 28: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 48 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 52 st-pairs.

Rows 29-31: Follow Chart.

Row 32: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 50 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 54 st-pairs.

Rows 33-36: Follow Chart.

Row 37: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 52 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 56 st-pairs.

Rows 38-42: Follow Chart.

Row 43: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 54 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 58 st-pairs.

Rows 44-51: Follow Chart.

Row 52: K st-pair, M1 st-pair, k 56 st-pairs, M1 st-pair, k st-pair – 60 st-pairs.

Rows 53-240: Follow Chart.

 

Note: Decrease rows are worked decreasing 2 sts every 12 rows until Row 469, then follow individual row instructions.

 

Row 241: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 54 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 58 st-pairs.

Rows 242-252: Follow chart.

Row 253: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 52 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 56 st-pairs.

Rows 254-264: Follow chart.

Row 265: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 50 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 54 st-pairs.

Rows 266-276: Follow chart.

Row 277: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 48 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 52 st-pairs.

Rows 278-288: Follow chart.

Row 289: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 46 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 50 st-pairs.

Rows 290-300: Follow chart.

Row 301: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 44 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 48 st-pairs.

Rows 302-312: Follow chart.

Row 313: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 42 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 46 st-pairs.

Rows 314-324: Follow chart.

Row 325: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 40 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 44 st-pairs.

Rows 326-336: Follow chart.

Row 337: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 38 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 42 st-pairs.

Rows 338-348: Follow chart.

Row 349: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 36 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 40 st-pairs.

Rows 350-360: Follow chart.

Row 361: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 34 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 38 st-pairs.

Rows 362-372: Follow chart.

Row 373: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 32 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 36 st-pairs.

Rows 374-384: Follow chart.

Row 385: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 30 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 34 st-pairs.

Rows 386-396: Follow chart.

Row 397: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 28 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 32 st-pairs.

Rows 398-408: Follow chart.

Row 409: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 26 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 30 st-pairs.

Rows 410-420: Follow chart.

Row 421: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 24 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 28 st-pairs.

Rows 422-432: Follow chart.

Row 433: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 22 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 26 st-pairs.

Rows 434-444: Follow chart.

Row 445: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 20 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 24 st-pairs.

Rows 446-456: Follow chart.

Row 457: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 18 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 22 st-pairs.

Rows 458-468: Follow chart.

Row 469: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 16 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 20 st-pairs.

Rows 470-473: Follow chart.

Row 474: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 14 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 18 st-pairs.

Row 475: Follow chart.

Row 476: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 12 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 16 st-pairs.
Row 477: Follow chart.

Row 478: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 4 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 14 st-pairs.

Row 479: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, k st-pair, ssk p2tog, k 2 st-pairs, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair, k2tog p2togtbl, k st-pair – 10 st-pairs.

Row 480: K st-pair, ssk p2tog, ssk p2tog, k2tog p2togtbl, k2tog p2togtbl – 6 st-pairs.

Pattern Notes

The project uses approximately 1.5 skeins of MC and CC. It is recommended to begin with the purple of One Fine Day and the dark blue of Bluenique, then continue with the green of Mermaid Lagoon and the lighter blue of Bluenique.

Pattern

Using the Italian Two Color Cast-On Method or a two-color cast on of your choice, CO 14 st-pair – 28 sts.

Begin working Stitch Pattern Rows 1-480 using written instructions and Chart.

Finishing

Bind off using Kitchener stitch. Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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