Mayur by Holly Chayes


April 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
980 yards (896 m)
21.5 inches (54.5 cm) in diameter point to point, blocked
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Mayur, meaning “peacock” in Sanskrit, was inspired by my desire to create a two color shawl with an ombre stripping sequence.

Sometimes simplicity is best and so to let the yarn shine, the only stitch patterns used are stockinette and a yo, k2tog mesh.

This makes it the perfect pattern for that special hand-painted yarn.

Yarn Note:
Unplanned Peacock Studio,
“Superwash Merino Fingering Weight”;
2 skeins, 490 yards (448 meters)/skein,
three ply, 3.5oz (100g),
100% superwash merino wool
MC: 1 skein colorway ‘Slate’ (grey)
CC: 1 skein colorway ‘Robins Egg’ (blue)

Skills Used:
casting on
binding off
working in the round on circulars and DPNs
working with two colors of yarn in stripes
weaving in ends
blocking lace