Ariel by Ysolda Teague


August 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
492 - 875 yards (450 - 800 m)
Small (82 cm/32 inches), Medium (107 cm/42 inches), Large (132 cm/52 inches)
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Autumn 2006

Additional Size Information
Although only 3 different sizes are given, the stretch of the lace pattern and bias nature of the pattern mean that each size will fit a relatively wide size range, more sizes were not created to avoid disrupting the lace pattern. Choose a size, depending on how fitted you want the top to be.

Additional Yarn Information
The yarn shown in the magazine model is Hip Knits Aran Silk. Size M calls for 711 yards (650 meters)

Alternative yarns are given as follows:

  • Cheap & cheerful (under £5 per 100g): Lamb’s Pride Worsted
  • Mid-range (between £5-£10 per 100g): Hip Knits Aran Silk
  • Spoil yourself (over £10 per 100g): Alchemy Synchronicity

Additional Needle Information
The suggested length circular needles for sizes s m, l is 60 80, 100 cm/24 32, 40 inches.

Additional Gauge Information
The listed gauge above is in stockinette stitch using the 4.5 mm needle.

From the pattern description:
“If the little mermaid had been a knitter, this might be just what she would have knit. A top fit to be worn to a ball, or for looking pretty on the beach while gazing wistfully out to sea. The shimmering hand dyed silk yarn, and waving stitch pattern references her lost tail, in a way that is much more wearable on land. Bias fabric, a flattering v-neck and pretty cap sleeves, will look beautiful whatever your shape. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dreaming of the sea as the silk skims through your fingers while you knit.”