the mermaid's net shawl patttern

i named this one after it was finished and on the model--i realized it kinda looks like a fishing net, and imagined a mermaid finding it, abandoned in the deep, and turning it into a stylish piece of fashion. by pure coincidence the yarn color is "sailor." ha.

yarn: knitpicks shine worsted in sailor, 2.5 balls (75yards/50g ball)
*note--the beauty of this piece comes primarily from the gorgeous drape of this soft, silky yarn. i can't promise a successful result if you use anything that doesn't have a weighty drape!
needles: US15
stitch: garter. yep. that's it.

the pattern

CO about 40st, depending on how long you want it (vertically when worn)

knit every row (garter stitch) for at least 40 inches, or to the length you desire.

bind off loosely.

now the fun part...
the key to this pattern is the seam, which is created by joining the bound off end of one side *perpendicular* to the last 10 or 12" of the long edge of the other side. this creates the asymmetrical hang and diagonal decorative seam in the center. if you knit the shawl too long (i.e. there is too much circumference) you can easily size it to fit by moving your seam a little higher up on the long edge (though this will slightly change the shape of the final product).

hope you like it!

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