Ariel was always one of my favorite Disney characters–she was a ginger, after all. This shawl is inspired by another mermaid, though. The mermaid from the original Hans Christian Andersen tale was more like your typical fairy tale damsel than Ariel ever was and I found her adventure for love to be more sincere than Ariel’s. She slept on a pillow outside of the prince’s door to prove her devotion! There’s quite possibly nothing less demeaning than that.
This shawl is an ode to the waves that the little mermaid forsakes for a man who made her sleep on a pillow outside of his door. Although beautiful, love proved to be more alluring than the sea. This yarn is the perfect choice for the shawl: a gorgeous yarn inspired and dyed by nature, that so perfectly resembles the sea.
(all patterns released except for Snow White’s Lace – coming soon)
One skein light sport weight or heavy fingering weight yarn.
Shown in A Verb For Keeping Warm Metamorphosis (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 385 yd per 115g skein). Shown in The Wild Peacock’s Plume. Approximately 1 skein used.
Note: A Verb For Keeping Warm Metamorphosis is classified as a sport weight yarn. However, most knitters will be able to obtain a similar gauge with a heavy fingering weight yarn.
US 6 (4mm) 24” circular needle.
5 sts per in, 6 rows per in, stockinette.
52” wingspan, 16.5” deep