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Nixie's Net

May 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
300 - 330 yards (274 - 302 m)
Approximately 55” long (with fringe) by 7” wide
This pattern is available for free.

This mesh scarf could have been used by a particularly glamorous water maiden (a German Nixe or Nixie) to snare passing fishermen and women. The basic stitch is based on Barbara Walker’s Mermaid Mesh, but with tendrils at the short sides that gently wave like seaweed. The light bamboo yarn lends a light crunchy softness perfect for warding off the cool breath of the night – or overactive air conditioning.

This pattern is worked lengthways; you will have more than 160 stitches on the needles at any given time. Circular needles are strongly recommended to accommodate this large number of stitches.

Tendrils are cast on at the beginning of their rows using the cable cast on method and then immediately bound off in knit.

Row 3 of the written instructions should end “yo, k1, p2.”
Row 5 of the written instructions should start with “P2, k2tog” not “P1, p2tog.” The chart is correct.