Panache Shawl

Inspired and modified from Påfuglehale (Peacock's Tail Doily) at Kunststrikning. English version of this Peacock's Tail Doily you can find at Yarnover.net. The original doily pattern has 16 motif repeats, my 3/4-circle version shawl has 11 motif repeats, so in theory it's not a 3/4-circle but changing needles bigger on the way helps to widen it. A semicircular version has 9 motif repeats and is actually a little over half a circle.

Yarn: 780 - 800 meters of yarn of your choice
Needles: 4 mm, 4,5 mm and 5 mm or suitable for your yarn choice, I used 80 cm circulars
You will also need a crocheting hook suitable for your yarn choice (I used 2,5 mm hook) and two stitch markers.

Needle sizes and yarn weight are just suggestions. Bigger needle size and/or thicker yarn means a bigger shawl and vice versa.

Light blue version
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Pink version
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Black version
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Light blue and pink shawl are knit of woollen machine knitting yarn 68 tex x 3 (Nm 3/15) 100 g = 500 meters, shawl's height from neck down is 70 cm and weight 154 grams.

Black one is Novita Florica wool yarn (50 g = 175 meters), height from neck down is about 66 cm and weight 225 grams.

k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
skp = sl1, k1, psso (slip one, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over)
3tog= knit 3 stitches together
m1 = make one, you can find an animation of this increase at Käspaikka.fi.
()x = knit symbols in brackets as many times as indicated
*-* = repeat enclosed instructions

ch = chain stitch (crocheting)
sc = single crochet (crocheting)

3/4-circle version

Cast on 6 sts and knit them. Continue as follows:

1. row: k2, m1, k2, m1, k2 (= 8 sts)
2. row: knit
3. row: k2, m1, k4, m1, k2 (= 10 sts)
4. row: k2, p6, k2
5. row: k2, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k2, m1, k2 (= 14 sts)
6. row: k2(=edge stitches), p10, k2(=edge stitches)

From now on always KNIT the first two and the last two stitches on EVERY row (= edge stitches). On wrong side rows purl all other stitches between edge stitches.

7. row: k2, *yo, k1,* yo, k2 (= 25 sts) (9/16-circle version 21 sts)
9. row: knit
11. row: k2, *yo, k1*, yo, k2 (= 47 sts) (9/16-circle version 39 sts)
13. row: knit
15. row: k2, k1, *yo, k1, yo, k3,* repeat till there are 4 sts left on the left needle, end row yo, k1, yo, k1, k2 (= 69 sts) (9/16-circle version 57 sts)
17. row: knit
19. row: k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, k2tog,* repeat till there are 7 sts left on the left needle, end row k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2
21. row: knit
23. row: k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3,* repeat till there are 7 sts left on the left needle, end row k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2 (= 79 sts) (9/16-circle version 65 sts)
25. row: knit

Change to 0,5 mm thicker needles

27. row: k2, *(k1, yo)x4, k1, k2tog,* repeat till there are 7 sts left on the left needle, end row (k1, yo)x4, k1, k2 (= 113 sts) (9/16-circle version 93 sts)
29. row: knit
31. row: k2, *k2tog, (k1, yo)x4, (k2tog)x2,* repeat till there are 11 sts left on the left needle, end row k2tog, (k1, yo)x4, k2tog, k1, k2 (=125 sts) (9/16-circle version 103 sts)
33. row: knit
35. row: k2, *(k2tog)x2, (yo, k1)x3, yo, (k2tog)x2,* repeat till there are 2 sts left on the left needle, end row k2
37. row: knit
39. row: as 35th row.
41. row: knit
43. row: k2, *k2tog, (k1, yo)x6, k1, k2tog,* repeat till there are 2 sts left on the left needle, end row k2 (= 169 sts) (9/16-circle version 139 sts)
45. row: knit 47. row: k2, *(k2tog)x2, (k1, yo)x6, k1, (k2tog)x2,* repeat till there are 2 sts left on the left needle, end row k2 (= 191 sts) (9/16-circle version 157 sts) 49. row: knit
51. row: k2, *(k2tog)x3, (yo, k1)x5, yo, (k2tog)x3,* k2 (= 191 sts) (9/16-circle version 157 sts)
53. row: knit
55. row: as 51st row
57. row: knit
59. row: k2, *(k2tog)x2, (k1, yo)x8, k1, (k2tog)x2,* k2 (= 235 sts) (9/16-circle version 193 sts)
61. row: knit

Change to 0,5 mm thicker needles

63. row: k2, *(k2tog)x3, (k1, yo)x8, k1, (k2tog)x3,* k2 (= 257 sts) (9/16-circle version 211 sts)
65. row: knit
67. row: k2, *(k2tog)x4, (yo, k1)x7, yo, (k2tog)x4,* k2 (= 257 sts) (9/16-circle version 211 sts)
69. row: knit
71. row: as 67th row
73. row: knit
75. row: k2, *(k2tog)x3, (k1, yo)x10, k1, (k2tog)x3,* k2 (= 301 sts) (9/16-circle version 247 sts)
77. row: knit
79. row: k2, *(k2tog)x4, (k1, yo)x10, k1, (k2tog)x4,* k2 (= 323 sts) (9/16-circle version 265 sts)
81. row: knit
83. row: k2, *(k2tog)x5, (yo, k1)x9, yo, (k2tog)x5,* k2 (= 323 sts) (9/16-circle version 265 sts)
85. row: knit
87. row: k2, *k5, (yo, k2tog)x4, k1, (skp, yo)x5, k5,* k2
89. row: k2, *k5, (yo, k2tog)x4, yo, k1, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k5,* k2
91. row: k2, *k5, (yo, k2tog)x5, k1, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k5,* k2
93. row: k2, *k5, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo,k2, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k5,* k2
95. row: k2, *k5, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k4, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k5,* k2
97. row: k2, *k3, skp, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k6, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k2tog, k3,* k2
99. row: k2, *k4, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k8, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k4,* k2
101. row: k2, *k4, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k10, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k4,* k2
103. row: k2, *k2, skp, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k12, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k2tog,k2,* k2
105. row: k2, *k3, (yo, k2tog)x5, yo, k14, (yo, skp)x5, yo, k3,* k2
107. row: k2, *k3, (yo, k2tog)x6, (yo, k1)x12, (yo, skp)x6, yo, k3,* k2
109. row: k2, *k1, skp, (yo, k2tog)x11, yo, 3tog, (yo, skp)x12, yo, k2tog, k1,* k2
111. row: k2, *k2, (yo, k2tog)x11, yo, 3tog, (yo, skp)x12, yo,k2,* k2
113. row: k2, *k2, (k2tog)x6, (yo, k2tog)x6, k1, (yo, skp)x6, yo, (skp)x6,k2,* k2

NOTE! Place marker on both edges after row 113. Now on PURL ALL stitches on WRONG SIDE rows (= even rows) also the first two and the last two stitches (= edge stitches)

115. row: knit
117. row: k2, *(k2tog)x7, (yo, k1)x14, yo, (k2tog)x7,* k2
119. row: knit
121. row: k2, *(k2tog)x7, (yo, k1)x15, yo, (k2tog)x7,* k2
123. row: knit
125. row: k2, k1, *(k2tog)x7, (yo, k1)x15, yo, (k2tog)x8,* repeat till there are 46 sts left on the left needle, end row (k2tog)x7, (yo, k1)x15, yo, (k2tog)x7, k1, k2
127. row: knit
129. row: k2, *(k2tog)x8, (yo, k1)x16, yo, (k2tog)x7,* k1, k2
131. row: Knit 2 edge stitches together, knit till the end of the row until there are 2 stitches left on the left needle, knit these two stitches together.

The shawl is finished by crocheting 3 stitches off at a time, so change needles to a crochet hook and continue as follows:

(9ch, single crochet every 4th row)x4 till the marker on the 114th row (pictures edge 1 and edge 2), turn,
(9 ch, sc in the space of 9 chains below)x4 (picture edge 3),
3 more sc in the chain stitches of 9 chains below, so you are now at the point you started crocheting (picture edge 4),
continue *9 ch, 3 stitches together* (picture edge 5),
repeat *-* till the end of the row and continue (9 ch, single crochet every 4th row)x4 till the earlier placed marker on the 114th row, turn, *9 ch, sc in the space of 9 chains below,* repeat *-* till you come to the place pictured (picture edge 6).

edge 1
Edge 1
edge 2
Edge 2
edge 3
Edge 3
edge 4
Edge 4
edge 5
Edge 5
edge 6
Edge 6

Cut the yarn, finish yarn ends and block or steam iron your shawl.

Semicircular version (9/16-circle)

Yardage: about 650 - 660 meters

Cast on 5 sts and knit them. Continue as follows:

1. row: k2, m1, k1, m1, k2 (= 7 sts)
2. row: knit
3. row: k2, m1, k3, m1, k2 (= 9 sts)
4. row: k2, p5, k2
5. row: k2, m1, k2, m1, k3, m1, k2 (= 12 sts)
6. row: k2(=edge stitches), p8, k2(= edge stitches)

Continue from 7th row of the 3/4-circle version's pattern.

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