The ‘Peacowl’ is a slinky lace cowl inspired by Art Nouveau peacock-feather motifs.
There are some beautiful 1890s examples of peacocks adorning books, including Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Thomas Love Peacock’s Gryll Grange. My lace motif is based on a gilded cover design for the latter by A.A. Turbayne.
Skills needed include knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, and simple lace knitting using yarn-overs, k2tog and ssk decreases, and a few double-decreases.
Materials: 205 yards / 188 metres of DK-weight yarn. I used one ball of Outlaw Yarn’s Vanitas DK (90% alpaca, 10% merino, 218yds/200m per 100g ball). If substituting yarn, choose something with good drape (e.g. an alpaca or silk blend).
Sizing: 26”/66cm circumference, by 11”/28cm high.
If you like your cowls to be snugger or longer, or taller or shorter, suggestions are included for resizing.
Full charted and written instructions are provided, so you can follow your preferred type.
Pattern is for personal use only.