Ariel – A Mermaid Shawl

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About the Mermaid Shawl Pattern

This fun mermaid shawl is called Ariel, it’s one of my many Disney-inspired patterns. Ariel is a half-circle and the pattern includes instructions for two sizes. The smaller size is 36.5 inches across and 14.5 inches tall, the larger one is 45 inches across and 18 inches tall. Whether you want a kerchief style or a full-size shawl, this pattern has you covered. Ariel is knit from the bottom up, which I think is fun because when you are almost done the rows are super short. It makes for a fun race to the end!

I knit my mermaid shawl in wool, but it would also be amazing knit in cotton for summer. How perfect would it be wrapped around your waist over a swimsuit?

If you’re looking for more Disney-inspired patterns, check out Sea Witch and Haunted Wallpaper.

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4-stitch wrap (instructions in pattern), slip-slip-knit, purl 2 together, knit 2 together, yarn over


Yarn: fingering weight; MC (green) 415-850 yd (380-780 m), CC (purple)
75-150 yd (70-140 m). Sample knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal colors: Cold
Stream and Blue Violet
● Needles: US 6 29 in or longer circular and one dpn or cable needle, or size
needed to obtain gauge
● Notions: yarn needle


18 sts & 27 rows in 3 in (7.5 cm), in pattern stitch


coming soon

mermaid shawl spread out
mermaid Pin 1

Author: Kelly

I create disaster-movie-worthy knitting patterns.

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