Puck’s Tunic Inspired Shawl

Looks like I managed productive bursts of knitting towards the end of my current project, and completed it as a surprise move! I’m as surprised as you are – I certainly expected this post to be an I’m-almost-there one.

Puck's Tunic-Inspired Shawl | Anita

This shawl is inspired by Puck’s Tunic from Susanna IC. I knit the shawl with sections of lace pattern from the tunic interspersed with varying-width sections of stockinette stitch, and 3-row / 3-column seed stitch edges.

The shawl is for my sister, who wanted a long and wide rectangle, and I feel like I went overboard since it appears like a mini-blanket to me. πŸ˜‰ But my sister is happy with this size, as are my parents who think that it “covers well” (I wonder what that says about my previous shawls… πŸ˜› ) so I think I’ll conclude that the project is a resounding success!

Puck's Tunic-Inspired Shawl | Anita

My only complaint is that blocking hasn’t fixed the curling of the edges much. I wonder if that would’ve been remedied by knitting a smaller shawl and stretching it like crazy while blocking.

I have an entire skein of yarn (and then some) left from this project, adding to my leftovers-woes. But since this project’s leftovers are substantial, maybe I can knit a hat from them.


Next…

I’ll go with a crochet project next. I own this particular top that had a lace yoke. The lace yoke was destroyed, and I’ve only worn the top once. πŸ˜₯ I’ve been thinking of making a crocheted lace yoke for it since forever, and have been looking for crochet patterns since I’m not very good at designing crochet lace. I have a few candidates lined up now, and hope by my next post, I’ll have picked one!

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19 thoughts on “Puck’s Tunic Inspired Shawl

    1. Thank you, Ginny! Wish I completed all projects as fast, but then I’d have to look for more projects fast too, so I guess it all works out even with slow knitting. πŸ™‚

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  1. It’s beautiful! Mini blankets are the best, they can be worn like a regular shawl but also they give this option of wrapping yourself in them, like in a cocoon, to feel nice, cosy and protected from the elements πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you! Mini blankets are great for colder weather, and the warm cocoon feeling is the best! It doesn’t get too cold here, but well, everyone has their preferences. πŸ™‚ At least now I know that for my sis, I just need to not listen to the insistent voice in my head that keeps saying “stop!”, and make shawls bigger than I think I should. πŸ˜€

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      1. It’s difficult to ignore that voice isn’t it? For me the problem with creating something for others is the colour. I don’t necessarily agree with other people’s taste in colour but I respect it and use it when I knit a gift for them; but since nice colour of yarn is one of my greatest motivations to knit, it can be challenging πŸ™‚

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