Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FO: Peacock's Tale

Pattern: The Peacock's Tale by Nim Teasdale
Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine
Needles: US 6 4.0mm and US 8 5.0mm (US 11 to bind off)
Start Date: January 17, 2016
Finish Date: February 27, 2016

This is a phenomenal pattern.  The charts flow excellently into each other, the stitch patterns are easy to memorize and follow from the previous rows by eye.  It is adjustable, so you can repeat each chart as many times as you want and there's a variation on the edging if you want.  The beading slowed it down a bit (and actually I did most of the knitting in 2 weeks).

Watching the shawl go from rumpled mess to beautifully blocked was amazing! 

I do need to invest in some more blocking mats though, I kept having to shift them around since this wasn't a usual shape.  I either got it right or just gave up and it came out OK - I'm not sure which actually occurred, LOL!


elns said...

It's gorgeous! I do love watching other people's lace bloom in a blocking. Both color and pattern are totally evocative of The Peacock!

geeky Heather said...

That is just beautiful!! Well, it's my favorite color, so how could I not like it? =) Even though I have blocked lace before, it never ceases to amaze me!