Feathers of thousands of colors glimmer in the light. Delicate and strong. Blue, green, bronze, iridescent and mesmerizing tones. Too many to name. A high-pitched call resonates across the woods, giving the bird away well before I can spot him among the branches. An intriguing call and a fascinating plumage.
Pavão means peacock in Portuguese. The Pavão cowl is inspired by the wonderful display of those birds. Lace reminiscent of dancing feathers combined with meandering cables steal the show, strong and delicate at the same time. No need to choose or compromise; you can get it all: Sleek, elegant and bold in lace and cables. Wear Pavão with flair!
For best effect, use a round yarn with good stitch definition. Yarn weights ranging from fingering to DK would be suitable. As for colorways, I would recommend solid, semi-solid, speckled, or gradient (single skein or gradient set) yarns.
Phildar Phil Coton 3 (Sport; 100% Cotton; 121 meters / 132 yards per 50 grams); 3 balls; sample uses 134 grams in color 54 Canard.
3 mm (US size 2.5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
23 stitches and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
25.5 stitches and 31 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern B – Dancing Feathers, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 3 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).
One; easily customizable.
Circumference (c): 126 cm / 49.5 inches, height (h): 26 cm / 10.25 inches.
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Twisted stitches. Cable stitches. Relatively easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches and techniques.
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.
Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitters on Ravelry. Thanks a lot for your time and dedication, for helping me make this pattern even better and for showing how the pattern would look like with different yarns!