Lorelei's Looking Glass
Lorelei’s Looking Glass mimics this rippling reflection with garter stripes and slip-stitch motifs in a vortex-shaped shawl with a gentle curve that might remind you of a mermaid’s tail — but which also serves the very practical purpose of keeping the shawl snug around your shoulders. It is knit with two skeins of fingering-weight yarn in highly contrasting colors, with an integrated I-cord edge that hides the contrasting color being carried up the sides.
You are purchasing a knitting pattern.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Skills/Techniques Used: Integrated I-cord edging, I-cord bind off, slipped-stitch colorwork (Instructions provided)
Yarn: Louisiana Yarn Guys Tremé Sock (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 400 yds/366 m per 100g skein), one skein Devious Mermaid and one skein natural, or two skeins of fingering weight or sock yarn in highly-contrasting colors.
Needles: #6 US (4.0 mm) for knitting flat or needles to obtain gauge
Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
Gauge: 18 stitches and 35 rows per 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking
Length: 21 ½” (55 cm) at longest point
Wingspan: 49” (124 cm) at widest point
Top edge: 58” (147 cm) along top curved edge