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Path of the Peacock

Knitting
October 2011
Knit Picks Swish Tonal
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I saw my first peacock in the wild when I was a child. My parents had taken us to their friend’s house on the eastern shore of Maryland. I had only ever seen them in cages at zoos. I was completely amazed when I saw one strut casually across the driveway. Fabulous.

In memory of days searching the yard for peacock feathers, I created this cowl and mitt set.

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish 100% Superwash Merino; 220
yards/100g
, MC: 1 skein Pearlescent Tonal, CC: 1
skein Kindling Tonal
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4” (10 cm), 26 rows= 4” (10
cm) in stockinette stitch
Needles: US Size 7-8 (4.5-5mm) straights, and dpns.
Notions: Tapestry needle, waste yarn, stitch marker
Sample Finished Size: Cowl: 21” (53 cm)
circumference, 9“ (22.5 cm) wide unstretched
Mitts: fits up to 9” (22.5 cm) around palm