Mermaid Walk Scarf by Franklin Habit

Mermaid Walk Scarf

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
929 yards (849 m)
One Size: 18" wide x 96" long, after blocking
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Makers’ Mercantile is pleased to bring you the second Curious Knit-Along with Franklin Habit: the Mermaid Walk Scarf.

Mermaid Walk is a simple lace scarf that makes a big splash. Knit with Hikoo’s intriguing Concentric Cotton, it’s gloriously abundant–a full eight feet long! The dramatic length is suited to a variety of occasions: as a bathing suit cover-up, as a summer wrap for day or evening, even as a statement piece at a beach wedding. But at five stitches to the inch, it knits up far more quickly than you might imagine…

And because this is a Curious Knit-Along, we’ll do more than just knit something pretty together.

Mermaid Walk was inspired by knitting history, and begins with motifs from Tudor England and Belle Époque France. As the pattern progresses, you’ll experience first-hand how simple changes cause the lace to gradually transform under your fingers, and come to understand the fundamentals of how knitted lace motifs are created.

As always, Franklin will be here to cheer you on, offer advice, answer questions, and chat about the history behind the design. The pattern includes both charted and written instructions; and the KAL will be supported with video tutorials for key techniques. Knitters with a good working knowledge of the basics of lace knitting should find this pattern readily accessible.

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