Paon d'Or Shawl | Knitting Pattern | 2020 Edition

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I wrote the original version of this design in 2012 with a wool that is no longer available. Here is, 8 years later, a revised and updated version of this design that is dear to my heart!

The drape and the silky look of the Algua Marina is perfect for this design and since the design requires the insertion of beads, I took my time to find the "rough pearl". I fell in love with beads made from amazonite stones, producing naturally unique beads!

As the look of this shawl reminds me of the tail of a peacock, I named the design “Paon d’or” in french (english translation: Golden peacock), thus playing with words to refer to the name of Pandora which in Greek means "endowed with all Donations". Happy knitting!

To find the Paon d'Or Knitting Kit, complete with 3 skeins of Algua Marina yarn and Amazonite stone beads, click here

Louise Robert Design Collection – 3 skeins of Algua Marina (70% silk, 30% seacell; 100g – 250 m / 275 yds)
  • 1 circular needle of 5.5 mm (US#9) or size needed to obtain guage, cabel of 100 cm or longer.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Beads (approx 400) and a small piece of "tiger tale" to bead the stitches. *** For a tutorial illustrating how to bead the stitch, visit the following blog article.

GAUGE 14 sts = 10 cm; 4 in in stockinette stitch after blocking.

This pattern is available in a PDF format: add it to your cart and follow every steps to place a $0 order. A link to download your pattern will be available at the end of your order and will be sent by email as well. Enjoy!

2024-07-11: Correction to the Lace Pattern section in the written version.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Prettiest shawl ever

Love the beads

Diane OConnor
Paon dor shawl

Lovely pattern, well written instructions


The pattern design is beautiful and I can't wait to start knitting it.


Great pattern, clear instructions.

Susan Campagnola
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