A long time ago we took the children to a small zoo in Prescott that had free-range peacocks wandering around showing off their beautiful feathers. Ever since then, I have been wanting to make a colorway that was as true to those gorgeous feathers as I could. I decided to make it an assigned pooling colorway, and, well, I hope you love it as much as I do.
The background color is a lichen green with quite a bit of tonal variation, and the dye colors I chose for the "eyes" go from the middle outward just like they do in the feathers. Take a look at the photos I used for inspiration.
I dyed it on Super Sport, which is a wonderfully squishy 80/20 superwash merino/nylon yarn perfect for hats, shawls, sweaters, and heavier weight socks for winter. It is a nice round 3-ply with great stitch definition.
Peacock Feathers on Super Sport
Assigned Pooling Colorway
328 yards / 3.5 oz / 3 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
Peacock Feathers would look great with Sapphire Blue and Sage.
I made a couple samples from Peacock Feathers that you can see in the last photo. The one on the left is a hat knit in stockinette. The square sample on the right shows two different assigned pooling stitches--a double-elongated stitch and the floret stitch that Dawn Barker used in her Float shawl.
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