HUE MERMAID TAIL

Hue Mermaid Tail Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Moda Vera" Hue 10 x 50g balls
  • 1 pair 8mm knitting needles, or size needed for correct tension.
  • 1 circular 8mm knitting needle (80cm long)
  • 1 circular 6.50mm knitting needle (80cm long)
  • A length of 20mm Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure

SIZE

Size (approx) Years 4-10

Length (approx excluding tail) cm 98


TENSION

13 sts x 18 rows to 10cm over second patt, using 8mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

MERMAID TAIL

Beg Tail -

Using pair of 8mm needles, cast on 90 sts.

Note - Slip all slip sts purlways.

1st row (RS) - P6, *K6, P6, rep from * to end.

2nd row - K6, * P6, K6, rep from * to end.

3rd row - (P6, K6) 3 times, P6, K2, sl 2, K2, P6, (K6, P6) 3 times.

4th row - As 2nd row.

5th row - * P2, P2tog, P2, K2, K2tog, K2, rep from * to last 6 sts, P2, P2tog, P2 ... 75 sts.

6th row - (K5, P5) 3 times, K5, P1, sl 3, P1, K5, (P5, K5) 3 times.

7th row - P5, * K5, P5, rep from * to end. Rep 6th and 7th rows twice.

12th row - * K2, K2tog, K1, P2, P2tog, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K2, K2tog, K1 ... 60 sts.

13th row - P4, * K4, P4, rep from * to end.

14th row - (K4, P4) 3 times, K4, P1, sl 2, P1, K4, (P4, K4) 3 times. Rep 13th and 14th rows 3 times.

21st row - * P1, P2tog, P1, K1, K2tog, K1, rep from * to last 4 sts, P1, P2tog, P1 ... 45 sts.

22nd row - (K3, P3) 3 times, K3, sl 3, K3, (P3, K3) 3 times.

23rd row - P3, * K3, P3, rep from * to end. Rep 22nd and 23rd rows once.

26th row - * K1, K2tog, P1, P2tog, rep from

* to last 3 sts, K1, K2tog ... 30 sts.

27th row - (P2, K2) 3 times, P2, ybk, sl 2, yft, P2, (K2, P2) 3 times.

28th row - (K2, P2) 3 times, K2, yft, sl 2, ybk, K2, (P2, K2) 3 times. Rep 27th and 28th rows once.

31st row - * P2tog, K2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, P2tog ... 15 sts.

32nd row - (K1, P1) 3 times, K1, yft, sl 1, ybk, K1,

(P1, K1) 3 times.

Beg Body -

1st row (RS) - Cast on 8 sts, * K3, sl 1, rep from

* to last 3 sts, K3 ... 23 sts.

2nd row - Cast on 8 sts, * K3, P1, rep from

* to last 3 sts, K3 ... 31 sts.

Beg First Patt -

1st row (RS) - * K3, sl 1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

2nd row - * K3, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Rep 1st and 2nd rows once.

5th row - K1, * sl 1, K3, rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, K1.

6th row - K1, * P1, K3, rep from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1. Rep 5th and 6th rows once. Last 8 rows form First Patt.

Keeping First Patt correct and working extra sts into patt, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 4th row until there are 55 sts, then in every foll alt row until there are 101 sts. Change to 8mm circular needle.

Note - A circular needle has been used to accommodate the large number of sts, work in rows NOT rounds.

Cont in patt, inc one st at each end of every foll alt row until there are 113 sts. Work 1 row patt. Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row.

Next row (RS) - Inc in first st, K3, * sl 1, K1, (K1, P1, K1) in next st, K1, rep from * to last 5 sts, sl 1, K3, inc in last st ... 167 sts.

Next row - * K5, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

Next row - * K5, sl 1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

Next row - * K5, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5.

Next row - Inc in first st, K1, sl 1, * K5, sl 1, rep from

* to last 2 sts, K1, inc in last st ... 169 sts.

Next row - K3, P1, * K5, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Next row - K3, sl 1, * K5, sl 1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Next row - K3, P1, * K5, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

Beg Second Patt -

1st row (RS) - K6, sl 1, * K5, sl 1, rep from

* to last 6 sts, K6.

2nd row - K6, P1, * K5, P1, rep from * to last 6 sts, K6. Rep 1st and 2nd rows once.

5th row - K3, sl 1, * K5, sl 1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3.

6th row - K3, P1, * K5, P1, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Rep 5th and 6th rows once. Last 8 rows form Second Patt.

Cont in Second Patt until work measures approx 35cm from coloured threads, ending with a 4th or 8th patt row. Change to circular 6.50mm needle.

Beg Waist Band -

Work 5 rows stocking st.

Next row (WS - foldline) - Knit. Work 4 rows stocking st, beg with a knit row. Cast off loosely.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side edges of Body tog to form centre back seam. Sew lower edge of Body to top edge of Tail. Fold Waist Band onto WS at foldline and slip st in position, leaving an opening at centre back for elastic to be threaded through. Thread elastic through, draw up to fit and fasten off securely. Close seam.

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