Cute Mermaid Blanket by DROPS Design

Knitted mermaid blanket for kids. Size 3-14 years Piece is knitted bottom up in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern ee-137-bn
Yarn group E
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 - 13/14 years
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152 - 158/164 
Measurements: Length without tail fin = 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm.
Width at the top = 81-86-90-99-103-112 cm.
Circumference before tail = 31-34-38-42-45-51 cm
Tail height = 27-31-33-35-37-39 cm.
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
550-650-700-750-850-900 g colour no 54, medium purple
250-250-300-300-350-350 g colour 12, light blue

Piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group E)” - see link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 and 60 cm) SIZE 8 mm – or size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows in stocking stitch = width 10 cm and 10 cm vertically.

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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

GARTER STITCH (back and forth):
1 ridge = knit 2 rows.

PATTERN:
ROUND 1: Knit all stitches.
ROUND 2: Knit 1, purl 1 the entire round.
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BLANKET:
Blanket it worked from tail fin and upwards. First worked in the round on circular needle, divide the piece on the tail and work back and forth onwards.

TAIL FIN: 
Cast on 110-116-124-130-136-142 stitches on circular needle size 8 mm with 2 strands light blue. Cut one strand and continue working with only 1 strand.
Work in PATTERN - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 25-26-28-29-30-31 cm, knit all stitches together 2 by 2 = 55-58-62-65-71 stitches. Tail fin is now done.
Cut the yarn.

TAIL:
Switch to medium purple. Now continue working in stocking stitch and on first round decrease 21-20-20-19-18-15 stitches evenly on round = 34-38-42-46-50-56 stitches. Insert a marker and measure from here. Work 2 cm in stocking stitch. On next round increase 1-2-3-4-5-4 stitches evenly on round = 35-40-45-50-55-60 stitches. Work in stocking stitch until piece measures 4 cm. Insert 5 marker threads evenly on round. Switch to a long circular needle when needed.
READ THE REST OF THE PATTERN BEFORE CONTINUING!
Now increase alternately before and after each of the marker threads by making 1 yarn over (= 5 stitches increased each time) on every 3rd-4th-4th-5th-5th-5th cm, increase 10-11-11-12-12-13 times in total, work the yarn overs twisted on next row/round to avoid holes. After last increase there are 85-95-100-110-115-125 stitches on needle.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 25-27-29-31-33-35 cm divide the pieces for a slit on the start of the round = mid back. Work the first and last 5 stitches in GARTER STITCH - see explanation above, and rest of the stitches are worked in stocking stitch as before.
When piece measures 64-78-92-106-122-136 cm work 6 cm with garter stitch over all stitches until piece measures 70-84-98-112-128-142 cm. Cast off and fasten the yarn.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the strands. Sew the vent at the bottom of tail together along the bottom 5 cm or as long up the tail as you want. Place tail double with vent in the middle of piece. Sew tail fin together along cast-on edge.
Enjoy your new blanket.

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