Sirenia by Norichan Knits | Sirenia is designed from the tip and grows to the lace bottom. It blends two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn to create a shawl that is inspired by my favorite animal, the manatee! The simple mosaic pattern is reminiscent of gentle ripples found in the calm water that manatees can commonly be found in. The lace pattern represents mermaid tails, as manatees (and other scientific order Sirenia members) were mistaken for mermaids. This collaboration was worked with Eva of The Blue Rabbit House who has designed the cutest manatee bag (see image 3)! The original yarn used (Knitcraft and Knittery, the pink and green sample) was discontinued, so an alternate yarn was used to make a second version (Serendipitous Wool, the dark purpley magenta and minty grey variegated sample).
Gauge: 26 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch, blocked
Finished Measurements: 56” tip to tip x 17” tall
Knit Craft and Knittery Fingering Weight Australian Merino (437yds 400m/skein; 100% merino) (now discontinued)
Alternate: Serendipitous Wool Atma Fingering (438yds 400m/100g; 100% superwash merino)
Color A: 1 skein in colorway Coral Bay (pink)
Alternate: 1 skein in colorway Flowering Succulents (variegated with a base pale blue green)
Or 437yds 400m of fingering weight yarn
Color B: 1 skein in colorway Manatee Grove (seafoam green)
Alternate: 1 skein in colorway Love Letters (dark magenta purple)
or 415yds 400m of fingering weight yarn
Note about yardage: the designer had only a small amount of yarn leftover of both colors. If your gauge differs drastically, you may use a different amount of yardage.
Needle Size: US 5 3.75mm - 40” circular needle
Or size to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions