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Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern

This striped beauty is a real head-turner and perfect for any occasion!

Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern
Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern

Remember those days of wishing you were a mermaid? This beautiful multicolored knit shawl pattern may remedy that. Learn how to knit a shawl as unique as you with the Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern. After all, you can never own too many shawls.

This casual knit shawl is sure to bring a touch of magic to all of your outfits no matter what the weather. Wear the Mystical Mermaid Knit Shawl Pattern to give some color to your little black dress. You're guaranteed to turn a few heads with this amazing knit shawl.

Are you a beginner who's still a little mystified by knitting, but you'd love to make this gorgeous shawl? Scroll down to learn with our super-helpful video tutorial how to knit the stockinette stitch, the primary stitch pattern featured in this design!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, but gauge is not critical for this project.

Finished Size32.5" (82.55 cm) across at widest portion. 30.25" (77.47 cm) long.

Materials List

  • 3 skeins Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop (100g/292 yards)

    • A: 1 skein Sothe (215)

    • B: 1 skein Lily Pad (121)

    • C: 1 skein Turquise (106)

    Note: Example has been knit a shawlette. If you desire a full-sized shawl, you may require more than one skein of each color.
  • 1 pair size 7 36" circular knitting needles (pattern is worked back and forth on long circular needles)
  • 4 stitch markers


Stripe Pattern

Rows 1-6: A
Rows 7-10: B
Rows 11-14: C
Rows 15-18: B

Note: in this stripe pattern, the cast on row counts as the first row of A. This is not critical; if it's easier for you to keep track of the stripe pattern by not counting the cast on row as the first row of the pattern, it will not drastically change the outcome of the shawlette.

Shawlette Pattern

Using A, CO 9 sts longtail

Row 1 (RS): K4, pm, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, pm, k4.

  • Note: The outer two markers indicate the beginning and end of border sts. The inner two markers surround the center st.
Row 2 (WS): sl1, K3, P3, K4. Sl markers as you knit.
Odd rows 3-end: Sl1, K to marker, sl marker, k to marker, yo, sl marker, k1, sl marker, yo, k to marker, sl marker, k to end.
Even rows 4-end: Sl1, K to first marker, P to last marker, slipping center st markers as you go, K to end.

Rep rows 3 and 4 until you reach your desired shawl size, ending after a row 7 of stripe pattern. You should end with RS facing.

Next 7 rows: K across using B.


Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Block.


cast on
place marker
yarn over

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