Mermaid Tail Lap Blanket Knitting Pattern for Ages 2 thru 16 Grandmothers all over the world have been asking about enlarging my newborn photo prop pattern, to fit much bigger girls. So, this pattern includes two options: - for knitting in-the-round - for knitting it back and forth My granddaughter is seen in the tubular "cocoon" version. Doesn't she look like Ariel? This "scales" stitch pattern is just perfect, and I can't emphasize enough how easy this stitch is to create. A REALLY fun project! Sizes included: 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years 8 to 11 years 12 to 14 years 14 to 16 years The ladies version is available SEPARATELY, in sizes adult small thru XXL. Materials needed: 29-inch long circular needle, US 11 (8mm) Light worsted yarn (known as DK or 8-ply in some countries), 18 to 30 ounces. Two strands are held together, but some knitters liked their result using one strand of chunky. If knitting yours in the round, you will also need a 16-inch needle and a set of dpn's.