Mesmerizing Mermaid Shawl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Gather five colors of fingering weight yarn and arrange them from light to dark to knit this mesmerizing color-fade shawl pattern. The first section begins with dip stitches that look like little waves or scales of a mermaid tail. Once the dip stitch section is completed, stitches are picked up from one edge as you decrease toward the top center of the shawl. Then stitches are picked up along the other edge of the dip stitch section as you continue to fade your colors toward the wavy border of the shawl. This pattern includes a video tutorial demonstrating the dip stitch technique along with detailed instructions for how to fade your five colors together. Enjoy the relaxing rows of this soothing shawl project as you knit a colorful work of art!

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  • Finished Measurements 
    92″ / 234cm wingspan length, 29″ / 74cm from CO to BO edge, measured along the center of the shawl. Measurements taken after blocking. The length is customizable.

    Fingering weight

    Approximately 2100yds / 1920m total
    Color A - 420yds / 384m
    Color B - 420yds / 384m
    Color C - 420yds / 384m
    Color D - 420yds / 384m
    Color E - 420yds / 384m

    US 4 / 3.5mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Tapestry needle

    24 sts & 36 rows = 4″ / 10cm in Dip Stitch after blocking

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  • Qing Fibre Dashing Sassy (100% Superwash Ultrafine South African Merino; 437yds /400m per 100g skein)

    Color A - Splash (lightest)

    Color B - Beach

    Color C - Jewel

    Color D - Mermaid

    Color E - Treasure (darkest)