Friday, June 07, 2013

Proud as A Peacock Mystery CAL

ETA: The MCAL is over, you can buy the full pattern and kit here.

"Look at me!" The peacocks shout, then they fan their feathers out. 
Their feathers reach up to the sky, each one has a big, dark eye. 
"Look at me!" The peacocks shout, then they fan their feathers out.

Proud as a Peacock is a deep triangular shawl that can be made with only one skein of lace yarn This shawl is crocheted from the neck down, and can be adjusted very easily depending on the amount of yarn you have. As with all my other patterns, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Suggested yarn and yardage needed: 
Any lace yarn.
I used Rendezvous Silky Lace 50% Merino wool/50% Silk.
For 1 skein shawl, I used Sleeping Beauty colorway 1 skein (100g, 800 yards).
For 2 skeins shawl, I used Emerald colorway 2 skeins (200 g, 1600 yards).

Note: Although I give approximate yardage for each sizes, you can adjust the size easily depend on the yardage you have by reduce or increase the total number of repeats.

Gauge: The first 9 rows, you will get 28 cm (11”) wingspan and 13 (5.1”) deep. This measurement is after blocking. Every additional repeat of rows 10 - 15 you add 5.5 cm (2.2”).

Finished Sizes (in blocking board):
One skein shawl: 176 cm (69.3”) across top edge, 84 cm (33.1”) depth.

Hook: 3.50 mm (US).
Adjust hook size accordingly if you use thinner/thicker yarn.

Notion: Removable stitch markers, beads (optional). See table for the number of beads needed.
Note: Option 1 and option 2 are using same amount of beads, but for option 1 you use larger beads for the last row. Option 3 if you only want to use beads on last row only (you can use size 6 or 8).

Level: Intermediate

The Mystery CAL is divided into 3 Clues published every Thursday starting on August 1st
1st clue: August, 1st
2nd clue: August, 15th (no clue on August 8th)
3rd clue: August 22nd.

To participate, there are 2 options: 
Option 1: You can buy my hand-dyed yarn Rendezvous Silky Lace USD 30 for single skein, USD 50 for 2 skeins or USD 70 for 3 skeins (shipping and clues are included).
You can choose your color here or here (pls note that the link only for color reference, so don't click "add to cart" over there)
Please state your color choice ( can choose more than 1 color) in the space provided above the add to cart button.
Payment by Paypal, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 21 days to reach your hand.
Latest date to order: June 30, 2013.

Option 2: You can buy the clues only for USD 4,-
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted. Latest date to order: July 30, 2013.

Project Set-up:
Once you bought the clues or the yarn, you’ll receive a notification every time a new clue is uploaded. You also need to sign up here, and don't forget to put the "Proud as a Peacock MCAL" image above on your project page.

Additional Information:
At the end of the MCAL, the participants will receive a copy of the complete pattern at no additional cost. After July 30, the pattern will be released with a full price USD 6,- and the kit will be sold with a full price USD 32 for single skein and USD 55 for 2 skeins,- Pattern is protected by copyright, so participants in the MCAL are required to not distribute copies of the clues or copies of the whole pattern.

Info about the yarn: 
Weight: Lace
Fibers: 50% Merino/50% Silk
Yardage/Weight: approx. 800 yds / 100g
Hand Wash/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.