Things are really crazy here at the moment, but I managed to publish a new pattern today!

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When I first got my hands on the gorgeous shawl-striping yarn by Caterpillargreen Yarns, I knit it into the top-down triangular shawl that it is meant to be. But after that, my mind began to wonder – what would happen if I broke the rules and tried other shawl scapes for the yarn? Well, the yarn works just as wonderful as for triangular shawls! Peacock at the Beach is the first in a series of shawls using Caterpillargreen yarn for shawls that are not triangular. The pattern is written out as well as charted. Instructions for a shawl without the border, using just one XL skein of the Shawl stripes yarn, are given as well. Tech edited by cupani, test-knit by dancerdawnky42, Gurimall, KnitterScarlet and pinhappy.

Size: 96 cm [37.75”] in diameter

Gauge: 22 sts = 10 cm in garter stitch after blocking
(Gauge is not vital for this project, but it will affect the size of the FO and yardage)

Caterpillargreen Yarns MCN Shawl Stripes (170 g [6 oz], 548 m [599 yd], 70 % superwash merino, 20 % cashmere, 10% nylon), 1 hank size XL, colorway Peacock
Regia 4-ply (50 g [1.76 oz], 210 m [230 yd], 75 % wool, 25 % nylon), 2 balls #540, Royal
Or approx. 950 m [1040 yd] fingering weight yarn of your choice, 548 m [599 yd] for the body and 400 m [440 yd] for the border

Instructions for a shawl without the border using just one XL skein of the shawl striping yarn are given as well

Crochet hook for cast on
A set of 4 dpns 3.5 mm [US 4], or a size to give you a fabric you like
3.5 mm [US 4] 80 cm [32”] circular nedle, or a size to give you a fabric you like.
(Designer’s note: I’m a loose knitter, so you may want to try bigger needles if you aren’t.)
1 stitch marker of Color A for the beginning of the round
Optional: 23 stitch markers of Color B to use after every pattern repeat

Skills needed
Emily Ocker’s Cast On (see Techniques on page 6-7 )
Simple lace knitting
All stitch patterns are written out as well as charted