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Mermaid Mesh

Knitting
May 2000
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in mesh pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
920 - 1472 yards (841 - 1346 m)
39 (43½, 48, 52½)" (99, (110.5, 122, 133.5) cm) bust circumference
This pattern is available for download for $3.85.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2000: “THE DIAGONAL STITCH PATTERN of this long-sleeved tunic, which can be worn over everything from a swimsuit to a dress, is visually slimming—always a nice effect. Though the pattern requires concentration at first, there is an obvious logic to the slanting stitches that makes errors easy to spot. With simplicity in mind, the pattern is worked on right-side rows and the shaping is worked on wrong-side rows (the two don’t interfere with each other) and there is no edge finishing.”

Finished Size: 39 (43½, 48, 52½)” (99, (110.5, 122, 133.5) cm) bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 43½” (110.5 cm).

Yarn: Tahki Laguna (73% viscose, 27% linen; 184 yd 170 m/50 g): #6402 natural, 5 (6, 7, 8) skeins.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge:

  • 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in mesh patt
  • 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2000

The yarn used in the original project is discontinued. It is a worsted weight rayon/linen blend. Interweave suggests substituting Tahki Cotton Classic to make the project. Be sure to check your gauge!