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Mermaid's Purse


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Just in case you don't know what a mermaid's purse is, it is not what mermaid's carry their make up in, but the egg case that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks, skates, and chimaeras. There is something rather delightful (and a bit magical) about finding a mermaid's purse washed up on the beach, so why not knit one. This is not a long pattern, and contains some icord knitting to make the horns, and short rows to get the curved shape. To get its distinctive slightly deflated shape it is also important not to overstuff it. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting

Recommended with this pattern

  • Small Amount of Black 4 ply wool
  • wadding
  • 2.25 mm knitting needles doublepoints

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Ginx Craft
Ginx Craft
The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs. Often my projects start from something very personal: my own house or my husband's first car. Then I develop them into something that I think will be appealing. I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school. My own children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.