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Mermaid's Cardigan

Kathleen Dames's Ravelry Downloads
Knitting
March 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
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An elegant cardigan just right for a mermaid. Gentle waist shaping follows your curves, and Fishtail Lace sleeves pique the knitter’s interest. By eliminating sleeve increases, the lace is not too difficult and the sleeves blouse out from an i-cord cast-on. To keep the lines clean and the hems from rolling, the entire cardigan is edged in i-cord. Lace instructions are provided in written and chart form.

Chest: 30 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54 inches; shown in M/38” with 0” ease

Materials
Madeline Tosh tosh dk 100% Superwash Merino Wool 225 yards/206 meters per 50 gram skein; color: Baltic; 4 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8
One US6/4.0mm 29-inch circular needle
Set of five US6/4.0mm double-pointed needles (DPNs)
Coil-less safety pins or other removable stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Eight 5/8” buttons

Gauge
17 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches in Fishtail Lace pattern
20 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Skills Needed
Cast on
Bind off
Knit
Purl
Increase
Decrease

Tech editing by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Test knitting by 3catos and elizek