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 used my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats.
Peacock Feathers on Sparkly Merino Sock
Assigned Pooling Colorway
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
Peacock Feathers would look great with Chocolate, Turquoise, and Freedom Blue.
The last photo shows two samples I made using Peacock Feathers on Squoosh DK. The one on the left is a hat I knit in plain stockinette. For the square sample on the right, I used two different methods of assigned pooling. The top rows show Dawn Barker's floret stitch from the Float Shawl, and the bottom and larger portion shows simple double-elongated stitches.
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