Percy Shawl Challenge Done!

Percy Shawl - Finished - Back Just shy of 6 months I’ve finally completed this shawl challenge!  Good thing there was no time limit.  It was a little bit more of a challenge than I expected.  I had to remember lace knitting.  I had to learn knitted lace. I had to learn nupps.  When I started I was expecting to  refresh my memory and be good to go.  Not quite.

This pattern was perhaps a bit ambitious after a 2+ year break from lace knitting.  After the first chart/pattern I needed all my concentration for this project or I would spent as much time tinking as knitting.  Probably why it took so long.

I have to admit when I finished this Saturday night and went to try it on in front of the mirror, I thought about keeping it. It’s gorgeous. I mean if my cat Loki attacked the shawl when I wasn’t looking and it just didn’t make it out alive everyone would understand right?  Nobody had to know what really happened to it.  Fortunately for Laura, this is not my color.  If this had been in purple or gray, maybe even blue, things may have turned out very differently.  I’m sure Laura is too smart to ever hand me purple lace and expect it back in any shape or form.

Anyway, the shawl is done.  Laura will get it as promised.  Here’s some stats on the project.  Now I’ll be sticking to smaller projects until the end of the year at least!

  • Yarn: Chinese Mink Yarn (the label is in Chinese so I can’t read any more than that)
  • Yarn Weight: Lace
  • Needles: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circulars
  • Measurements: About 6′ wide across the shoulders and 3′ at it’s tallest point (blocked)
  • Pattern:  Percy Shawl
  • Time Spent: 60 hours
  • Dates: 5/19/2015 – 11/14/2015

Percy Shawl - Finished - Front

Percy Shawl - Finished - Side


  1. Kerry (beluke on Rav) says:

    That is just gorgeous! Well done, you! I MUST do a nupp-y shawl or scarf soon myself. I am going to try to make the nupps with a crochet hook (working all the k1 and yos together on the same row, rather than on the pearl row coming back) as I think this would be much easier and should look pretty much the same … although as there is kind of an extra row worked on the nupps it may make them stand out a little more “proudly”, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing …..

  2. It is so beautiful I am afraid to wear it! But I will 🙂 I can’t wait – and to be fair, I did tell Leslie she could have the rest of the yarn to make another one for herself, but understandably she declined. Leslie is a true artist with lace. I am so fortunate to call her my friend. 🙂

    • singlestitchknit says:

      It really isn’t my color =) I’ve made quite a few things in the red/pink family but I always give them away! I do love my tiny Loki stitch markers.

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