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Mermaid's Tears

Cephalopod Yarns
Dollybird Workshop
Knitting
January 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stranded Stockinette Worked in the Round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
105 - 421 yards (96 - 385 m)
Small (Crab), Medium (Octopus), Large (Mermaid)
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These three bags were inspired by the reality and myth of the ocean. The two largest bags are pictorial stranded colorwork, and more challenging. The smallest bag is a more traditional fair-isle pattern, freshened up by a staggered arrangement. All three are backed with a repeating seahorse motif. The seahorse and crab patterns could be expanded to work any size of project. Handle reinforcement and lining are recommended for the two largest bags, and instructions are included.

Sizes are (Width x Height X Depth):
Small (Crab) - 10cm/4” x 19cm/7.5” x 1cm/.25”
Medium (Octopus) - 13.5cm/5.25” x 21cm/8.25” x 2cm/.75”
Large (Mermaid) - 21cm/8.25” x 37cm/14.5” x 1.5xm/.5”

Yardage Estimates as follows:
Small - Crab – approx. 65m/70yd MC (Maxima Clam Y89) and 50m/55yd CC (Oleander Sea Nymph C12)
Medium - Octopus – approx. 115m/130yd MC (Blue Lobster C02) and 90m/100yd CC (Chester Cricket C04)
Large - Mermaid - approx. 240m/260yd MC (Montauk Monster C10) and 220m/240yd CC (Blue Ringed Octopus C20)

The gauge is in stranded stockinette worked in the round with two colors, using the wristlet instructions that are included in the pattern.

For the lining for the largest sizes, you will need 0.5m/18” x 0.5/18” cotton material, sewing thread to match MC, & a sharp hand sewing needle.

For the handle reinforcement, you will need 1.5m/1.75yd of 1/8” cotton cording.