Paon d'or by Louise Robert

Paon d'or

May 2012
14 stitches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
711 - 820 yards (650 - 750 m)
One size
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I wrote the original version of this design in 2012 with a wool that is no longer available. Here is, 8 years later, a revised and updated version of this design that is dear to my heart!

The drape and the silky look of the Algua Marina is perfect for this design and since the design requires the insertion of beads, I took my time to find the “rough pearl”. I fell in love with beads made from amazonite stones, pro-ducing naturally unique beads!

As the look of this shawl reminds me of the tail of a peacock, I named the design “Paon d’or” in french (english translation: Golden peacock), thus playing with words to refer to the name of Pandora which in Greek means “endowed with all Donations”. Happy knitting!

Louise Robert Design Collection – 3 skeins of Algua Marina (70% silk, 30% seacell; 100g – 250 m / 275 yds)
COLOR A – 1 skein (illustrated in York)
COLOR B – 2 skeins (Illustrated in Bonheur d’occasion)

1 circular needle of 5.5 mm (US#9) or size needed to obtain guage, cabel of 100 cm or longer.
Stitch markers.
Beads (approx 400) and a small piece of “tiger tale” to bead the stitches. *** For a tutorial illustrating how to bead the stitch, visit the following blog article.

GAUGE 14 sts = 10 cm; 4 in in stockinette stitch after blocking.

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