Emma's Lace Knitted Skirt Knitting Pattern Download
There is something romantic and sinister about the mermaid. She pulls you in the song, then wraps around you like seaweed. This piece is named for one water-spirit, from a German fairy tale, who marries a mortal man to obtain a soul. The skirt uses a hand-dyed yarn with colors of the ocean and a lace pattern reminiscent of shells and seaweed.
Gently soak in water and use a semi-ridgid wire and flexible wire to help keep the shape while shawlette is drying. Enjoy accent details with tiny beads and scallop edging.
Finished Size: 18" deep and 34"wide.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino; 440 yd [404 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): solis, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: 45 6/0 or 5/0 seed beads to complement yarn color (shown with metallic teal-lined crystal); size 14 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook to place beads (or size to fit beads and yarn); size 0 (3.25 mm) steel crochet hook for BO; tapestry needle; markers (m).
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st after blocking.
Originally Published: Enchanted Knits 2014