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Mermaid's Tale


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increase/decrease GAUGE 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) SUGGESTED YARN 375 yards of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Enchanted Knoll Farm 50/50 Merino/Silk Lace - 100g COLORWAY Queen Mermaid

Supplies Needed

  • 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

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