*Peacock Shawl* Brioche Knitting Patterns


Peacock Shawl is a brioche knitting pattern worked in brioche rib stitch. The pattern is divided in 3 panels and each panel consists of a peacock feather motif that includes more and more feathers as the pattern advances. I explain in the video how to start and place the markers so that it's easier to follow the chart and the directions.

For beginners that like the peacock feather motif but don't feel adventurous enough to knit the Peacock Shawl i recommend to start with the Peacock Scarf.

Finished Size:

70" (178 cm) wide x 22 1/2" (57 cm) deep after blocking
Size in rows: 
rows 1-32 once + [rows 33-68] 7 times

Yarn:

Sport weight
MC: Schachenmayr Catania Solids color navy 8.04 oz (228 g) = 623 yds (570 m)
CC: Alize Bella Batik Design color 4150 4.16 oz (118 g) = 465 yds (425m)
If you would like a more unusual colors suggestion, here's an orange/purple Peacock Shawl:
Peacock Shawl - in Rockshelter Sock
The colors are:
Dirty Bastard and Deep Whine Orchid
in Rockshelter Sock yarn from Meadowcraft Dyeworks

Needles:

2.75mm - US 2 Chiaogoo 4” interchangeable needles with 14” and 50" cables

Notions:

Marker (m), tapestry needle

Gauge: 

21 sts and 50 rows = 4” (10 cm) in brioche rib blocked

Abbreviations:

k - knit
p - purl
brk - brioche knit
brp - brioche purl
sl1yo - slip 1 pwise with yarn over needle
sl1 wyib - slip 1 pwise with yarn in back
sl1 wyif - slip 1 pwise with yarn in front
brLsl dec - brioche left slant decrease
brRsl dec - brioche right slant decrease
br4st dec - brioche 4 stitches decrease
br4st inc - brioche 4 stitches increase
brkyobrk - brioche knit, yarn over, brioche knit
MC - main color yarn
CC - contrast color yarn
m - marker
st(s) - stitch(es)

Peacock Shawl - Brioche Knitting

Directions:

With MC yarn cast-on 9 sts from 1 st (make a loop with the tail under the working yarn, then [k1, yo] 4 times, k1, into that loop). Pull on yarn tail and tighten that loop. Work row 1 in main color yarn. After that slide all stitches to the other end of the needles, join contrast color yarn and work row 2 in contrast color yarn.

Row 1 MC: k1, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, k1.

After each odd row slide stitches to other end of needles, pick-up contrast color yarn and knit the even row.
After each even row turn work, pick-up main color yarn and knit the odd row.

Row 2 CC: sl1 wyif, *brp1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brp1, sl1 wyif.
Note: knit the “brkyobrk” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo
          and the “br4st inc” sts from previous row as: sl1yo, p1, sl1yo, p1, sl1yo

Row 3 MC: p1, * sl1yo, brp1; rep from* to last 2 sts, sl1yo, p1.

Row 4 CC: sl1 wyib, *brk1, sl1yo; rep from* to last 2 sts, brk1, sl1 wyib.

Row 5 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 6, 7, 8 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 9 MC: k1, *sl1yo, brk1; rep from* to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 10, 11, 12 = rows 2, 3, 4


Row 13 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, br4st inc] 3 times, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 14, 15, 16 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 17 = row 9
Rows 18, 19, 20 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 21 MC: k1, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 3 times, sl1yo, br4 st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 22, 23, 24 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 25 = row 9
Rows 26, 27, 28 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 29 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, m, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, brkyobrk, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 30, 31, 32 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 33 = row 9
Rows 34, 35, 36 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 37 MC: k1, sl1yo, brk1,
marker (beginning motif), sl1yo, *brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, brk1, sl1yo, marker (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, *brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, brk1, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, *brk1, sl1yo, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, brk1, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 38, 39, 40 = rows 2, 3, 4


Row 41= row 37
Rows 42, 43, 44 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 45 = row 9
Rows 46, 47, 48 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 49 MC: k1, sl1yo, brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 2 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 50, 51, 52 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 53 = row 9
Rows 54, 55, 56 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 57 MC: k1, sl1yo, brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 4 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 4 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1,
m (beginning motif), sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 4 sts before m, br4st inc, sl1yo, brk1, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brk1, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 58, 59, 60 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 61= row 9
Rows 62, 63, 64 = rows 2, 3, 4

Row 65 MC: k1, sl1yo, brkyobrk,  
m (beginning motif), [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 6 sts before m, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, m (end motif),
br4st inc,  
m (beginning motif), [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 6 sts before m, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, m (end motif),
br4st inc,  
m (beginning motif), [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, *br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, br4st dec, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, repeat from * to 6 sts before m, br4st inc, [sl1yo, brk1] 2 times, sl1yo, m (end motif),
brkyobrk, sl1yo, k1.
Rows 66, 67, 68 = rows 2, 3, 4

Repeat rows 33-68 until reached the desired width of the shawl.
For my finished size I have knit once the rows 1-32 and then 7 times the rows 33-68.
Bind off and weave in loose ends. 



Knit The *Peacock Shawl* Using Charts: 

With main color yarn cast-on 9 sts from 1 st (make a loop with the tail under the working yarn, then [k1, yo] 4 times, k1, into that loop). Pull on yarn tail and tighten that loop. Work row 1 in main color yarn according to chart below. After that slide all stitches to the other end of the needles, join contrast color yarn and work row 2 in contrast color yarn.

After each odd row slide stitches to other end of needles, pick-up contrast color yarn and knit with it the even row. After each even row turn work, pick-up main color yarn and knit with it the odd row.
Peacock Shawl - Rows 1-32
After completing rows 1-32, work rows 33-68 according to the chart below:
Peacock Shawl - Rows 33-68
After working rows 1-68, repeat rows 33-68. When you work rows 33-68 the second time, there will be 2 pattern repeats inside each motif. See chart below:
Peacock Shawl - Rows 33-68 (2nd repeat)
When you will work rows 33-68 the third time, there will be 3 pattern repeats inside each motif and so on.

One Page Chart: 

If the process of knitting by using the charts explained above is clear, maybe you would need all the charts in one page to print or save to your PC/tablet/phone. For those purposes you can use the image below:
Foliage Scarf - Compact Chart

Comments