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Peacock Gables shawl

Peacock Gables shawl.
Peacock Gables shawl.

Vivid purple to blue to green variegated colors blend together to create this Peacock Gables shawl. Hand knit from luxuriously soft Merino wool and adorned with beautiful metallic beads, this shawl is just stunning in jewel-toned colors. The perfect accessory for fall through winter, this shawl is sure to keep all eyes on you, while keeping you warm and toasty.


Comments on the project

I won the Verve Peacock gradient yarn for this shawl in a Ravelry contest sponsored by The Unique Sheep. It was so pretty that I decided to buy a second batch and make the full size Green Gables shawl pattern. I also decided to splurge and buy #6 Metallic Iris AB Round Japanese Seed Beads by Toho because the colors were a perfect match to the yarn. I think it’s turned out gorgeous. The pattern itself was a breeze to knit. I love that the designer numbers multiple stitches in the row so you don’t have to count every square. I ended up doing a picot bind off instead of the knitted on border the pattern called for. I just thought the edge needed more pizzazz. I played with beading it, but it was already so heavy I decided not to in the end. This is another very warm shawl.

Color: Gradient variegated from purple to blue to green.
Size: One size (S – XL).
Measures 60″ wide by 28″ long.
Material: 100% Merino.
Hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.

Peacock Gables shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Peacock Gables shawl.
Folded for color.

Peacock Gables shawl.
Close up of beads.

Peacock Gables shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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*Special thanks to Anne-Lise Maigaard (Green Gables shawl) for creating such a lovely pattern and The Unique sheep for their beautiful variegated gradient yarn.