Mermaid's Tale

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Mermaid's Tale Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease

Pattern Description:

The diamond motif in this sheer scarf is knit to appear half solid and half in filigree, like shimmering mermaid tails and swirling water bubbles. Its delicate lines and silky sheen show off the effect as light passes through the fabric. Makes a great summer accessory worked in iridescent jewel tones or pastels. With its easy to knit pattern and portable size, this project can be toted along for summer knitting on the go.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.


28 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unblocked; fabric will be relaxed)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9.5 inches wide x 45 inches long (stretched and blocked)


  • approximately 375 yards of any fine silky laceweight yarn with approximately 300 yards per ounce.
  • Needles:size 2.5US (3.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

Suggested yarn:

375 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Enchanted Knoll Farm 50/50 Merino/Silk Lace - 100g


Queen Mermaid

About Designer

About Designer

Anne Hanson on

I am the owner of Knitspot - knitting patterns, clubs, and artisan yarns. I am a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, and began designing clothing, knitwear and accessories during the 1970s. I teach and write about knitting, spinning, and designing at my blog, Knitspot. I live and work in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too.

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