Mermaid's Cardigan

from Kathleen Dames

Mermaid's Cardigan Pattern

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Knitting: Mermaid's Cardigan
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • bind off
  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

An elegant cardigan just right for a mermaid. Gentle waist shaping follows your curves, and Fishtail Lace sleeves pique the knitter's interest. By eliminating sleeve increases, the lace is not too difficult and the sleeves blouse out from an i-cord cast-on. To keep the lines clean and the hems from rolling, the entire cardigan is edged in i-cord. Lace instructions are provided in written and chart form.

Chest: 30 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches; shown in M/38" with 0" ease

Materials
Madeline Tosh tosh dk 100% Superwash Merino Wool 225 yards/206 meters per 50 gram skein; color: Baltic; 4 [5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8]
One US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle
Set of five US6/4.0mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
Coil-less safety pins or other removable stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Eight 5/8" buttons

Gauge:

17 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches in Fishtail Lace pattern
20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 30 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches

Materials:

  • 900-1800yds DK-weight yarn
  • US6/4.0mm 29" circular needle
  • US6/4.0mm set of five DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • coilless safety pins or removable stitch markers
  • waste yarn or stitch holders
  • tapestry needle
  • eight 5/8" buttons

Suggested yarn:

900 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh dk

Colorway:

Baltic

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on craftsy.com

I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.

Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn ...

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