Sjöjungfru by Artesanitarium Designs
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Sjöjungfru

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stocknetter worked in rounds, after saking and hang dried
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 - 1094 yards (500 - 1000 m)
XS [S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL] to fit bust size: 75 [80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105] cm (30 [31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41] inches)
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This dress was designed for the Happiness Make-a-Long 2018 with the theme of Women and Water in mind.
I chose this yarn by Pipa Yarns because I absolutely fell in love with it the moment I saw it! I immediately had a vision appear to me. It was of my grandma, in her youth dancing in this dress in the rain, in a field of meadow buttercups and bluebells, the flowers of my childhood.
Lilac, the color of the evil witch mermaid Ursula in The Little Mermaid children’s book and the cables that looks like tentacles, but I just couldn’t name this pattern that, on the count of she being evil, conniving b*tch, without any feeling of comradery.

The dress is knitted seamlessly from the top down.
Starting with the straps made from 3 i-cords that are braided. The braids are continuous and run through the whole dress ending at the hem.
An i-cord bind off is used on the hem and arm holes to prevent curling, and the hem cables are attached to the i-cord bind off by knitting.

Needle size
For the body: One 6 mm (US 10) at least 80 cm (32 inch) long circular needle
For the i-cords: a set of five 4 mm (US 6) double pointed needles

The needle size is significantly bigger than on the yarn label, to produce a fabric that is light and flowing.

Yarn used
150 170, 180, 200, 240, 260, 300 g of
Pipa Yarns: Merino Single
Fingering weight,
100 % merino,
366 m (400 yards) / 100 g (3.53 ounces)

Gauge
Please make sure you knitted a swatch and are using the right sized needles to meet the stated gauge/tension of
20 sts and 22 rows = 10 cm (4 inches)
stockinette worked in rounds after soaking and hung to dry.

I-cord: 29 rows = approx 10 cm (4 inches)

Notions
3 stitch markers
3 stitch holders of different color to keep track of them

Final Measurements
Sizes XS S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
To fit bust size: 75 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105 cm (30 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 inches)

All measures are when the dress lay flat, with zero stretch.

The fabric is very stretchy, please allow a stretch of 15 cm (5 inches) in width and 6 cm ( 2.4 inches) in length.

The sizing is based on Ysolda’s sizing chart for knitwear designers.

Strap length: 20 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 cm (8 8.5, 9.5, 10, 11, 12, 12.5 inches)
Body length from neckline to hem, excluding the cables: 53 cm (21 inches)
Upper chest circumference: 66.5 70.5, 74.5, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5 cm (26 28, 29, 32, 34, 36, 38 inches)
Hem circumference: 76.5 80.5, 84.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5 cm (30 32, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42 inches)