Pearls and the mermaid shawl by Annelies Baes

Pearls and the mermaid shawl

April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
656 - 820 yards (600 - 750 m)
one size, but easy adjustable
both US and UK
Flag of English English Dutch
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Design made for The Design Wars.

Pearls and the mermaid shawl,

my 7-year old son Vic saw the yarn, touched it, and said : ‘I cannot stop thinking about mermaids, and pearl oysters.

So I decided to make a tender shawl,
to give you warmth, softness and tenderness,
for that long walk on the beach…

And I added some power and strength too, in the center of the shawl, the lace-panel represents action, movement and female power. These qualities that alle mermaids have of course.

The edging is formed by several repetitions of the lace-panel, to give an extra accent of wideness, the endlessness of the wide sea.

Topdown design, with increases on the sides and in the center.

3 skeins of RedHeart Boutique Unforgettable, shade Candied, are used.

Crochet hook : 5 mm.

Fully written pattern in English (US crochet terms) and in Dutch.
2 charts are added as well : 1 for the body of the shawl and 1 for the edging.

Tested by my testing panel.