I’ve recently posted a design in my Ravelry.com store!
Check it out at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaids-memory
This women’s garment was inspired by an old story of a mermaid that was captured by, and fell in love with, an Irish fisherman. Upon their marriage, she tells him that if anyone finds her hidden crown, the spell would be broken and she would have to return to the sea. Years later, as her children are playing, they stumble upon the beautiful crown. The mother mournfully takes the children aside and explains how much she loves them, but that she must return to the sea from which she came. In this design, the colorway and gentle draping of the back is reminiscent of the oceanic waters, while the frill borders represent the graceful mermaids’ tail; the lace body mimics the fisherman’s net.
The Mermaids’ Memory Wrap-Cardi is loose-fitting, sports a comfortable amount of ease, and is easily constructed; making it a perfect first garment for the adventurous knitter wishing to advance his/her skills in knitting a lace garment. Pattern offers various options of finishing and wearing the wrap-cardi. Works well with most worsted yarns, but ones that include silk, soy, cashmere, mohair, and angora are especially beautiful!
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