Pekhom Shawl by Naurid Kashpia Senjuti

Pekhom Shawl

March 2019
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2.0 mm
848 - 1193 yards (775 - 1091 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

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Errata: It’s reported that Part C is short by 1/2 st. Pattern will be updated soon after reviewing. Meanwhile, please adjust the stitch count in previous WS row so that you can continue to rest of the pattern. Thank you!


Pekhom shawl is a crescent shaped lace shawl inspired by Peacock Feather. In Bengali, the word “PEKHOM” means “tail feathers of a peacock”, in other words “a peacock’s train or fan, especially when spread open”. PEKHOM shawl is the interpretation of the beauty and texture of peacock’s train. This shawl can give you an opportunity to celebrate the colors of life. You can embellish this shawl with beads and tassels.


  • Width from end to end 80” / 203 cm
  • Length at center 28” / 71 cm


  • Sample shawl is made of 848 yd/ 776 m light fingering weight Ice yarn Cakes Party 50% cotton, 50% acrylic (656 yard / 600 m on 5.29 oz / 150 g) in #fnt2-55322 Rainbow

  • Size US 5 (3.75mm) needle, preferably 40”/100cm long circular needle to accommodate large number of stitches

  • Size US 4 (2.00mm) crochet hook for crochet chain bind off (optional)

  • Stitch markers

  • Beads (preferably size 6 glass beads) and Size 15 (0.15mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads (optional), (beads are not charted in this pattern)

  • Tapestry needle

  • Blocking materials


25 sts and 32 rows on 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch (blocked) using size US 5 (3.75mm) needle. Gauge is not essential for this project but can be helpful to decide your yarn requirements.


  1. Shawl border: Shawl border begins with k3, yo and ends with yo, k3 on every RS row; on WS rows k3, p to the last 3 sts, k3therwise stated)

  2. Charts do not include the border sts.

  3. Charts show RS only except for PART B, and PART D.2. For these charts, WS rows should be worked as k3, chart pattern, k3

  4. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join.

  5. If you are using markers between each pattern repeat, please note that the stitch markers will have to be moved on some rows.