Mermaid's Purse by Ginny Sturdy

Mermaid's Purse

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
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Just in case you don’t know what a mermaid’s purse is, it is not what mermaid’s carry their make up in, but the egg case that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharks, skates, and chimaeras. There is something rather delightful (and a bit magical) about finding a mermaid’s purse washed up on the beach, so why not knit one.

This is not a long pattern, and contains some icord knitting to make the horns, and short rows to get the curved shape. To get its distinctive slightly deflated shape it is also important not to overstuff it.