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Percy Shawl

Knitting
June 2009
Lace / 2 ply ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
383 - 984 yards (350 - 900 m)
Shawlette (or larger shawl)
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Some of the comments said that it is unclear that you should work the charts in the other direction after the center stitch.

This is only the case for chart B, as the other charts are symmetrical. The reason I didn’t specify it, is because I didn’t mirror them. Ususally I’m a sucker for exact symmetry, but in this case it didn’t bother me (and it will line up just fine with the edging), but if you want it to be exactly symmetrical, do work chart B in the other direction after the center stitch.


I’ve received quite a few questions about which rows to work for chart B. For the very first repeat you work rows 5-31, then you repeat 0-31 as often as you want (0 times for the pattern as written), and then you work 0-27 for the final repeat.

PDF Updated 21.07.2009
After a KAL, some errors were discovered. The latest version of the pattern (with a small correction to chart C) is completely error free. I apologise to anyone who ran into problems before.

Charted pattern for a triangular lace scarf or shawl. Shown in a small version, knit in laceweight yarn. As goes for most triangular shawls, it can easily be enlarged and would also look great in thicker yarns.


Lace knitting has always fascinated me, and as soon as I got my hands on the famous stitch dictionary Ptsilised Koekirjad I knew I had to make a scarf.

Because the colour and stitches have a romantic feel to it, the pattern is named after one of my favourite poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The scarf is not particularly difficult and the stitches flow intuitively, but the middle pattern requires some attention, because it is patterned on both RS and WS rows.