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Mermaids Lagoon is a cardigan that is worked from the top down, seamlessly and flat. It features raglan shaping, cap sleeves and an A-line shape. The upper bodice has a "pearl" pattern with a "net" waist band and "fish scale lace" on the lower body. Button bands are picked up at each front edge and buttons are applied on a little more than half of the band, beginning at the neck edge.
It is a quick and easy little girl's cardigan that is a great introductory to new techniques, such as, lace, textured stitches, short rows and picking up stitches.
Imperial and metric measurements are provided
18 sts & 26 rows = 4" (10cm) in Stockinette Stitch on US 7 (4.5mm) needles, OR size needed to obtain gauge.
17 sts & 8 rows = 3.5" x 1.5" (9cm x 4cm) in Chart 3, Fish Scale Lace on US 7 (4.5mm) needles, OR size needed to obtain gauge.
575 yards of Worsted weight
I was 4 when my grandmother taught me to knit. I have since enjoyed all sorts of needle work; crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, quilting. However, my love is knitting and designing seamless and classic garments for children :)