OCEANIA MERMAID by Karen Ashton-Mills

OCEANIA MERMAID

Knitting
May 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
656 - 1312 yards (600 - 1200 m)
16 inch chest, new born baby or full sized 20-22 inch long reborn doll
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KNITTING PATTERN TO MAKE A MERMAID SHELL COCOON AND A TRADITIONAL LACY MATINEE COAT WITH MATCHING BONNET AND BOOTIES.
TO BE KNITTED IN UK. DOUBLE KNITTING (US SPORT WEIGHT AND AUS. 8PLY) WEIGHT YARN THE OUTFITS WILL FIT A 16 INCH CHEST APPROX. 0 - 3 MONTH NEWBORN, OR 20 - 22 INCH FULL SIZED REBORN DOLL. (THE PATTERN IS WORKED IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT COULD ALSO BE KNITTED IN 4 PLY (US FINGERING OR AUS 4 PLY) TO MAKE A SMALLER OUTFIT OR THE COCOON COULD ALSO BE KNITTED IN UK ARAN WEIGHT YARN TO MAKE IT SLIGHTLY LARGER. DETAILS INCLUDED ON THE PATTERN
THERE ARE PLENTY OF PICTURES THROUGH THE PATTERN.
SO THE INSTRUCTIONS COMPRISE OF
* A PRETTY MERMAID THEMED COCOON WITH FLIPPERS. THE COCOON IS DESIGNED TO PULL UP OVER THE HEAD TO FORM A SHELL SHAPE.

  • A LOVELY FULL LACE SKIRTED MATINEE COAT WITH A PRETTY FANCY HEM
  • A MATCHING LACY EDGED HAT
  • MATCHING BOOTIES. I LOVED MAKING THIS PATTERN, IT REQUIRES SOME DEGREE OF KNITTING SKILLS, BUT IS A JOY TO KNIT. I HAVE MADE THIS SET USING HAYFIELD BABY SPARKLE YARNS. THE SETS ARE TO BE MADE IN UK. DOUBLE KNITTING WEIGHT YARN (US LIGHT WORSTED AUS. 8PLY). MADE USING STRAIGHT NEEDLES ONLY AND MADE AS BACK AND 2 FRONTS TOO. EVERY DETAIL IS INCLUDED IN THE PATTERN TO COMPLETE THE SETS AS THE PICTURES SHOWN.